Researchers
Economics
Radu Vranceanu

Radu Vranceanu
French / Romanian 
Professor 
Joined ESSEC in 1994 


Doctorat en Économie, Université de Paris II 
Research Master of Applied Economics, Institut d’Études Politiques, Paris 



Radu Vranceanu is widely recognized as having special expertise in the new theory of expectations and the analysis of informational inefficiencies, which he has applied to various economic themes including financial and exchange rate crises, monetary and public debt policies, research management, defense economics, labor contracts and managerial behavior. Radu has written several books and published numerous articles in journals such as: Labor Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economics Letters, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Socio-Economics, Research Policy, Business Ethics: A European Journal, etc. He also worked as an Economic Affairs Officer for the UN European Commission for Europe.


Law
Geneviève Helleringer

Geneviève Helleringer
French
Associate Professor
Joint ESSEC in 2008


JD from Columbia University (1999)
Doctorate in private law from the Sorbonne University (2010)


Geneviève Helleringer holds a JD from Columbia University (1999), an MSc in legal sociology from Paris II Panthéon Assas University (2009), as well as an MSc and a doctorate in private law from the Sorbonne University (2010) (receiving three national prizes for her doctoral thesis, including the French Academy Grand Prize). She is admitted to the New York and the Paris Bars. She studied philosophy, mathematics, and literature, as an undergraduate, and economics and social sciences later at Essec Business School and Sciences-Po Paris, as well as experimental psychology (Msc in Psychological Research, Oxford). Before completing her doctoral work, she worked for Shiseido in Japan and practised corporate law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York and Paris (2000-2006).


Marketing
Niek Althuizen 

Niek Althuizen
Dutch
Associate Professor 
Joined ESSEC in 2006 


Ph.D., in Marketing Management, Rotterdam School of Management 
M.Sc., in Agricultural Economics, Wageningen University, Netherlands 



Niek Althuizen teaches Marketing Management in the MBA program and Fundamentals of Marketing Research in the PhD program. His research interests concern managerial decision making and decision support in marketing, creativity, and marketing communications. His work has been published in several international conference proceedings (EMAC, Marketing Science, ANZMAC), and he has co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Marketing Decision Models on Advances in Marketing Management Support Systems. Niek has been nominated for the MOA Science Award (by the Dutch Market Research Association) in 2008. He was a fellow of the AMA Doctoral Consortium in 2004 and received the Unilever Research Award for his master thesis in 1999.

Raphaëlle Butori

Raphaëlle Butori
French
Associate Professor
Joint ESSEC in 2010


PhD in Management  - University Paris Dauphine 
Degree in Psychology - University Paris V René Descartes 


Sonja Prokopec 

Sonja Prokopec
Serbian
Associate Professor
Joined ESSEC in 2007 


Ph.D., in Marketing, University of Houston 
MBA, University of Central Florida 



Sonja Prokopec teaches Consumer Behavior in the MBA, MBA Luxury and PhD programs as well as the Research Seminar in Marketing in the MBA program. Her primary research interests focus on self-regulation, mental accounting, and the dark side of consumer behavior. As a secondary area of research, Sonja focuses on consumers’ perceptions of brands in virtual worlds. Her dissertation (Essay 1) has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Consumer Research. Sonja has also published her work in the Electronic Commerce Research Journal and numerous conference proceedings (ACR, AMA, EMAC...).

Ayse Onculer


Ayse ÖNCÜLER

Turkish 
Professor 
Joined ESSEC in 2008 


Ph.D., in Decision Sciences, The Wharton School, Philadelphia 
M.A., The Wharton School, Philadelphia 




Ayse Öncüler teaches Consumer Behavior, Marketing Management and Negotiations Modules in the Executive and MBA programs and Experimental Methods in the PhD program. She is in charge of the Marketing Track in the PhD Her academic research focuses on decision-making under risk and dynamic choice, covering a variety of applications from insurance decisions to sales promotions. Her work has been published in collective volumes and in leading academic journals such as Journal of Behavioral Decision-Making, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty and Management Science and has been reviewed in media outlets such as the Financial Times and CFO Europe. In addition to her academic work, Ayse has done consulting and teaching for companies from various sectors, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, hotel management, aerospace, banking and financial services.


Operations Management




Felix Papier
German
Associate Professor
Joined ESSEC in 2011

PhD in operations research, University of Cologne, Germany
Master of Science in Information Systems, University of Muenster, Germany



Felix Papier is associate professor for supply chain management at the ESSEC Business School. His research and teaching focuses on supply chain and operations strategy, information sharing in supply chains, inventory and capacity planning, and sustainable operations. He is currently the Academic Director of the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA and the coordinator of the Operations Management Track in the ESSEC Grande Ecole program.

He has published in several academic and professional journals such as Operations ResearchTransportation ScienceOMEGA, OR Letters, and Harvard Business Review Germany and presented his research at international conferences in Europe, Asia, and the United States (INFORMS, EURO/IFORS, MSOM, POMS). In 2006, he visited the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology as a Research Scholar. In 2001, he completed part of his graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Before joining ESSEC, he worked for several years as a strategy and operations management consultant for McKinsey & Company. He has performed numerous assignments in strategy formulation, purchasing management, and supply chain management, serving international clients from the automotive, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries.