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)
06JUN
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By Matthias LENGA (University of Kiel)
08JUN
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Omni-Shoring as a Way to Coordinate Design and Manufacturing to Preserve Innovation" Abstract Recent research argues that, when innovation is embedded into the process, R&D and manufacturing need to co-locate in the home country to secure current and future innovation (Pisano and Shih, 2012). While fashion has been shown to be a process-embedded innovation industry ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Celine Abecassis-Moedas, Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics"
09JUN
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By Kent DANIEL (Columbia University)
16JUN
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By Vikas AGARWAL (Georgia State University)
19JUN
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By Julian WILLIAMS (Durham University)
19JUN
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Network Formation with Local Complements and Global Substitutes: The Case of R&D" Abstract In this paper we introduce a stochastic network formation model where agents choose both actions and links. Neighbors in the network benefit from each other’s action levels through local complementarities and there exists a global interaction effect reflecting a strategic substitutability in ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Michael König, University of Zurich"

Thesis defenses

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"

Internal trainings

13JUN
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  12:10-13:30 CE 1 1

The Research Office (ReO) is organising a lunch meeting to present you postdoctoral fellowship & mobility funding opportunities. When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (12:10 - 13:30) Venue: CE 1 1 Programme: 12.10 - 12.30: Postdoctoral fellowships: tips and overview of opportunities Research Office 12.30 - 13.00: Focus on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellowship Opportunities Pascale ... Read more about "[POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP & MOBILITY I WORKSHOP]"

Call for proposal

09JUN
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The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government, designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program in Switzerland offers two different programmes: Fulbright Foreign Student Program: to pursue a Master’s or Ph.D. degree; non-degree coursework; ... Read more about "[FULBRIGHT I EXCHANGE]"
12JUN
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The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) is a joint funding initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The r4d programme supports research aimed at solving global problems with a focus on least developed, low and middle income countries. The ... Read more about "[R4D PROGRAMME I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
14JUN
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility criteria ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
19JUN
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Innovation projects between Switzerland and South Korea The call for joint innovation projects is aimed at companies and research institutions in Switzerland and South Korea (consortia) looking to carry out a joint science-based and market-oriented innovation project. For Swiss researchers CTI rules apply. Deadlines: 19th of June 2017 Funding : unknown Duration : maximum 3 ... Read more about "[CTI I RESEARCH FUNDING]"