Conferences - Seminars

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"
22NOV
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  12:00-13:30 GR A3 32

Professor Ayres will talk about an application of the theory of wealth discussed previously by Ayres and Martinas (see e.g. Ayres & Martinas 1996). His objective is to explain the “boom-bust” behavior of the economic system in a way that might be useful in the future for forecasting and policy purposes. He demonstrate a growth ... Read more about "Economic cycles, wealth accumulation and energy use by Prof. Robert U. Ayres"
By We are very pleased to welcome Robert U. Ayres at ...
23NOV
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We build a model in which the arrival of new technologies displaces demand for old technologies. This disruption causes redistribution due to lack of risk sharing both within and across investor cohorts. We model the financial industry as a costly device to improve risk sharing, and determine its size in equilibrium. We further study wealth ... Read more about "Finance in a Time of Disruptive Growth."
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"
14DEC
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  16:00-17:30 ODY 4 03

"Distributionally Robust Chance Constrained Vehicle Routing" Abstract: We study a variant of the capacitated vehicle routing problem (CVRP), which asks for the cost-optimal delivery of a single product to geographically dispersed customers through a fleet of capacity-constrained vehicles. Contrary to the classical CVRP, which assumes that the customer demands are deterministic, we model the demands ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Wolfram Wiesemann, Imperial College London"
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
10MAY
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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"

Thesis defenses

Miscellaneous

21NOV
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  18:00-20:30 Hall ELA1

PolyDoc organize its monthly aperos for PhD student, come and bring your friends along. For this edition, the Consulting Society at EPFL will be coming to present their activities potentially relevant for you! Looking forward to see you there in numbers Read more about "PolyDoc Apero"

Internal trainings

04FEB
08FEB
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  08:30-19:00 PO 01

Why take this course? The Harvard Business School calls data science the sexiest job of the 21st century, and McKinsey projects that AI could deliver an additional $13 trillion GDP to the global economy by 2030. Currently we see a revolution in data-driven business models, automation, and analysis by the fastest growing companies. Why has ... Read more about "Data Science for Managers"
By Prof. Kenneth Younge, Head of the Technology and Innovation Strategy ...

Call for proposal

03DEC
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Aim: The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) programme seeks to promote innovative, top-tier research initiatives with a long-term perspective. NCCR research projects must be of national significance and promote the sustainable development of competence centres and structural capacities at higher education institutions. To this end, NCCR leaders, in collaboration with their Home Institutions ... Read more about "[FIFTH NCCR CALL – DEADLINE FOR FULL PROPOSALS]"
10DEC
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Aim: 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 ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15JAN
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The Branco Weiss Fellowship (Society in Science) is a postdoctoral program for exceptionally qualified young researchers. The fellowship consists of a personal research grant that enables the fellows to work on their projects in all disciplines, at an academic institution of their choice anywhere in the world, for up to 5 years. The fellowship is ... Read more about "[ BRANCO WEISS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS ]"
15JAN
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EPFLinnovators co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie: A doctoral programme for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs EPFLinnovators is a four-year doctoral programme based in the dynamic environment of the EPFL campus, Switzerland. To develop the innovation potential of PhD students, the EPFLinnovators programme integrates a six-month to two-year secondment in the non-academic sector into the doctoral programme. Furthermore, the programme ... Read more about "[ EPFLinnovators I Fellowship funding ]"