Conferences - Seminars

18JAN
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

Empirically, a large fraction of the market equity premium is realized immediately upon macroeconomic announcements, such as the FOMC announcements and the unemployment report. In contrast, macroeconomic quantities respond slowly to these announcements. We show that the joint behavior of the reactions of capital markets and macroeconomic quantities with respect to macro announcements imposes strong ... Read more about "The macroeconomics of announcement premium"
By Hengjie AI, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
22JAN
25JAN
  08:00-18:00 STCC 0 7326

From 22 to 25 January, EPFL will be hosting the third workshop/meeting of FG-AI4H at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne. With this email, I would like to inform you of our activities as well as extend an invitation to you and your colleagues to become involved in this important project. In particular, we ... Read more about "Artificial Intelligence for Health"
24JAN
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

Citing correctly requires the acquisition of the right habits. This workshop will walk you through various citation cases that you may encounter during the writing process of reports or publications. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Understand the stakes of citation Reuse different types of content without committing plagiarism Cite ... Read more about "Citation best practices"
By EPFL Library teaching team
25JAN
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We establish that the labor market helps discipline asset managers via the impact of fund liquidations on their careers. Using hand-collected data on 1,948 professionals, we find that top managers working for funds liquidated after persistently poor relative performance suffer demotion coupled with a significant loss in imputed compensation. Scarring effects are absent when liquidations ... Read more about "Career Risk and Market Discipline in Asset Management"
By Marco PAGANO, University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and EIEF
30JAN
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  12:15-13:15 Unil, Extranef building, room 118

While pump-and-dump (P&D) schemes have attracted the attention of cryptocurrency observers and regulators alike, this paper is the first detailed study of P&D activities in cryptocurrency markets. We present a case study of a recent P&D event, investigate 220 P&D activities organized in Telegram channels from July 21, 2018 to November 18, 2018, and discover ... Read more about "The Anatomy of a Cryptocurrency Pump-and-Dump Scheme"
By Java XU, PhD Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Arts ...
01FEB
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Techies, Trade, and Skill-Biased Productivity" Abstract We study the impact of firm level choices of ICT, R&D, exporting and importing on the evolution of productivity and its bias towards skilled occupations. We use a novel measure of the propensity of a firm to engage in technology investment and adoption: its employment of workers with STEM ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Ariell Reshef, Paris School of Economics"
04FEB
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Innovation policies in the digital age" Abstract This presentation will look at how digitalisation is transforming innovation, and the consequent need for innovation policies to adapt. It will show that the digital transformation affects the economics of information and knowledge, in particular pricing and allocation. The reduced costs of producing and handling information and knowledge ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Dominique Guellec, OECD"
04FEB
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  15:00-16:30 ODY 4 03

"Robust clustering in social networks" Abstract During the last decades the importance of considering data uncertainty in optimization problems has become increasingly apparent, since small fluctuations of input data may lead to comparably bad decisions in many practical problems when uncertainty is ignored. If the probability distribution of the uncertain data is not known (or ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Immanuel Bomze, University of Vienna"
07FEB
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  10:00-17:00 STCC 0 8328

7th of February from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL For its 2nd edition, FORWARD - the Innovation Forum for SMEs - will be back at the SwissTech Convention Center on February 7, 2019. With nearly 1’000 participants during the first edition and simultaneous French-German translation, this event intends ... Read more about "FORWARD, the innovation forum for SMEs."
11FEB
14FEB
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Swiss Blockchain Winter School - Feb 11-14, 2019 https://blockchainschool.epfl.ch/ Registration page Hotel discount reservation (still some rooms left on the offered hotel platform, as well as via standard booking) Travel stipend application (deadline: January 11, 2019) Please join us for the Swiss Blockchain Winter School 2019 on February 11-14, 2019 at the Congress Center Interlaken, ... Read more about "Swiss Blockchain Winter School - EPFL - ETHZ - IC3"
15FEB
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We develop and test a model in which upfront fees are used to compensate lenders for the penalty-free prepayment option in bank loans. In the model, borrowers learn of their type after investing the loan, causing high-quality borrowers to prepay (or renegotiate). Raising the credit spread does not counteract this ex post erosion of loan-pool ... Read more about "Upfront Fees and Prepayment Risk in Bank Loans"
By Karin THOBURN, Norwegian School of Economics - NHH
22FEB
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By Maureen O'Hara, Cornell University
08MAR
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By José-luis PEYDRÓ, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
15MAR
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By Erwan QUINTIN, Wisconsin School of Business
28MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Business-School Education and Its Effects on Manufacturing Industry Performance" Abstract This research studies the effects of business-school education on the long-run performance of manufacturing industry. Specifically, the project examines the creation and development of business schools in the US, and its influence on manufacturing firms’ long-run outcomes, such as employment, productivity, and profitability. The results ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Michela Giorcelli, UCLA"
29MAR
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By Toni WHITED, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
04APR
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By Jessica A. WACHTER, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
12APR
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By Ron KANIEL, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
03MAY
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By Neeltje van HOREN, Bank of England
10MAY
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By Narayana KOCHERLAKOTA, University of Rochester
15MAY
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Flexible-working hours and career paths: A test with LinkedIn data" Abstract : This study addresses the issue of whether the value placed by employers on employees’ temporal work flexibility contributes to the gender gap in careers paths -- as suggested by Goldin (2014). Specifically, we investigate whether firms reward disproportionately employees who are willing to ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Myriam Mariani, Bocconi University"
17MAY
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By Emiliano PAGNOTTA, Imperial College, London
07JUN
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By Yufeng WU, University of Illinois
10JUN
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Horizontal Wage Dispersion and Employee Mobility. When Inequality Means Equity" Abstract : We examine the association between horizontal wage dispersion in firms and employee mobility. While prior work suggests that horizontal wage dispersion induces employee mobility, we explore key contingencies—specifically, firm size and sources of horizontal wage dispersion—that determine whether such dispersion has a positive ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Francesca Melillo, KU Leuven"
14JUN
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By Kenneth J. SINGLETON (Stanford University)
28JUN
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By Mitsuru IGAMI, Yale Department of Economics