Conferences - Seminars

24MAY
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By Guofu ZHOU (Washington University)
24MAY
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Technology-focused Acquisitions: Performance and Functionality as Differentiators" Abstract The acquisition of high-tech startups is of increasing importance for incumbents as a path of technology sourcing. Combining qualitative and quantitative research we introduce a novel categorization of such acquisitions based on how the startup’s technology relates to the acquirer’s existing products. Specifically, we distinguish between acquisitions ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Joachim Henkel, Technische Universität München"
02JUN
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

This paper explores whether affine models with volatility jumps estimated on intradaily S&P 500 futures data over 1983-2008 can capture major daily outliers such as the 1987 stock market crash. I find that intradaily jumps in futures prices are typically small, and that self-exciting but short-lived volatility spikes capture intradaily and daily returns better. Multifactor ... Read more about "How Crashes Develop: Intradaily Volatility and Crash Evolution"
By David BATES (Iowa University)

Miscellaneous

01MAY
30JUN
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Bike to Work 2017 is here! We cordially invite you to participate in this new edition. In May and June, come on campus by bike! Our goal is to beat last year’s record, with 525 participants and a total distance of 131'539 km! In addition to many prizes, participants will get invitations to special events ... Read more about "Bike to work 2017"