Conferences - Seminars

26OCT
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  14:00-15:30 ODY 4 03

"Hubs as lampposts: Academic location and firms’ attention to science" Abstract Only a small fraction of the myriad of academic papers published every year emerges from industry hubs, but firms pay disproportionately more attention to those papers. We examine this disparity and explore some of its causes. To do so, we analyze firms’ patent citations ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Michael Bikard, London Business School"
30OCT
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By Alexandre ROBERT – Quant Developer - Alumnus MFE
01NOV
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  16:00-17:30 ODY 4 03

"A Collaborative Model for Creating Practically Relevant AND Theoretically Interesting Research" [Development seminar] Abstract Despite an ongoing desire to build a meaningful bridge between academia and practice to solve social problems, both parties continue to struggle to find productive ways to collaborate. Academics are focused on publishing in top academic journals (which practitioners don't read) ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Geoffrey Kistruck, Schulich Business School"
02NOV
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By Antonio FALATO, Federal Reserve Bank
09NOV
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  STCC 5ABC

Machine learning has come to play a prominent role in modern finance. Current applications range from text-based analysis of business reports to deep learning for credit risk and portfolio management. But the noise and behavioral elements inherent in financial data often require nonstandard machine learning solutions, possibly yet to be developed. The full potential of ... Read more about "Swissquote Conference 2018 on Machine Learning in Finance"
By Hans Buehler, JP Morgan - Rama Cont, University of Oxford - Isabelle ...
12NOV
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  09:00-13:00 BC 420

Scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research addressing world development challenges The Science Slam 2018 is organised by CODEV within the framework of the Seed Money Programme, which seeks to encourage scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research at EPFL by providing Seed Money grants through an annual call for projects. Prof. Emmanuel Frossard, President of the Foundation of ... Read more about "Seed Money SCIENCE SLAM 2018"
13NOV
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  12:00-13:00 CM 1 113

In this talk we consider two connected problems: First, we study the classical problem of the first passage hitting density of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. We give two complementary (forward and backward) formulations of this problem and provide semi-analytical solutions for both. The corresponding problems are comparable in complexity. By using the method of heat potentials, ... Read more about "Stochastic Processes in Domains with Boundaries and Some of Their Financial Applications"
By Alexander LIPTON, SilaMoney, MIT & EPFL
16NOV
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By Alberto ROSSI, University of Maryland
20NOV
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By Mika KASTENHOLZ – Co-Founder
21NOV
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Which Service? How Industry Conditions Shape Firms’ Service Type Choices" Résumé: This paper studies the role of industry conditions as determinants of manufacturing and software firms’ decisions to offer services. We draw on the competence perspective on industry evolution and servitization to theorize and provide empirical evidence on how industry conditions affect firms’ choice to ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Ivanka Visnjic, ESADE"
23NOV
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By Nicolae GARLEANU, Berkeley Haas
27NOV
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  12:00-13:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

This paper investigates whether monetary policy shocks propagate through production networks in the Euro-area. The network is constructed using a comprehensive time-series of input-output linkages between European industries across 11 countries and the stock market reaction is exploited as a laboratory. High-frequency interest rate data is used to identify monetary policy shocks along two dimensions: ... Read more about "Network Effects of Monetary Policy: Evidence from Global Value Chains"
By Zornitsa TODOROVA (PhD candidate, Bocconi University)
28NOV
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By Geoffrey TATE (UNC, Kenan-Flager Business School)
07DEC
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By Andrey GOLUBOV, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
14DEC
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By Nikolai ROUSSANOV, Wharton
14DEC
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Return migrants' self-selection: Evidence for Indian inventors" Abstract Based on an original dataset linking patent data and biographical information for a large sample of US immigrant inventors with Indian names and surnames, specialized in ICT technologies, we investigate the rate and determinants of return migration. For each individual in the dataset, we both estimate the ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Francesco Lissoni, Université de Bordeaux"
18JAN
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By Hengjie AI, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
25JAN
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By Marco PAGANO, University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and EIEF
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
08MAR
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By José-luis PEYDRÓ, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
15MAR
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By Erwan QUINTIN, Wisconsin School of Business
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
17MAY
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By Emiliano PAGNOTTA, Imperial College, London
07JUN
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By Yufeng WU, University of Illinois

Exhibitions

25OCT
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  10:00-22:00 Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab

Following the success of the 2017 edition, for the 2nd edition of the national Digital Day, EPFL will be one of the hubs open to the public. Centred around the theme of digitalisation in the field of teaching, activities include workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and scientific demonstrations. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Rolex ... Read more about "DIGITAL DAY 2018"