Olivier Bertrand

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Educational Background

  • Doctoral degree in economics from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne in 2004;
  • Diploma in economics (“DEA”) from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne in 2000;
  • Diploma in economics and management (“Agrégation Externe”) at Ecole Normale Supérieur Paris-Saclay in 1999;
  • Diploma in economics (“DEUG”, “licence”, “maitrise” respectively) from University of Paris IX Dauphine in 1996, 1997, and 1998 (respectively).

Research Projects for Government Agencies

Participation to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) project on “Diversification of the Russian economy: A study based on the Russian regions” (2010-2012) 

Participation to the project SCIFI GLOW “Science, Innovation, Firms and Markets in a Globalized World” financed by the European Union (2008-2011) 

Participation to the project “Fragmented Power: Europe and the Global Economy” financed by Bruegel think tank (2005-2007)

Participation to the ACI contract financed by the French Ministry of Research on “Dynamics of economic activity concentration in the world space” (2004-2007) 

Participation to the program ECOS-NORD France-Mexico (between the University of Paris 1 and the Autonomous Metropolitan University under auspices of CONACYT and the French Ministry of Education) on “The economic effects of patent laws in pharmaceuticals: a comparative study on OECD and developing countries’ experience” (2003-2007) 

Participation to the program on “Vertical integration of firms in the defense industry” (Ministry of Defense), University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and CNRS (1999-2000) 


Dr. Olivier Bertrand is a full professor of Strategy at FGV/EBAPE. His research interests center on international strategic issues related to mergers and acquisitions, multinationals, international trade, emerging countries (in particular Brazil and Russia), or for instance innovation. His articles are published or forthcoming in leading journals in management (such as Academy of Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Harvard Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Studies, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal) and economics (such as the Canadian Journal of Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Comparative Economics or Journal of Economics and Management Strategy). He got (with co-authors) the International Management Division Best Paper Award (sponsored by CEIBS) at the Academy of Management in 2014. He received a doctorate in economics from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Prior to his position at FGV/EBAPE, he was an assistant professor at the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole (Toulouse School of Economics) from 2005 to 2008. He worked at the Graduate School of Management (GSOM) of St Petersburg University from 2008 to 2011 and SKEMA business school from 2011 to 2017.

Fields of Interest

  • Strategic Management, International Business,
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Multinational Enterprises,
  • Emerging countries, Globalization,
  • Digital Strategy, Innovation.



MSc & PhD
Master's in Business Administration (MEX)
Master in Management (MiM)

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