Conferences - Seminars

23MAY
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Reallocation and productivity during the Great Recession: evidence from French manufacturing firms" Résumé According to the `cleansing hypothesis', recessions are periods in which productivity-enhancing reallocation intensifies, shifting resources away from less efficient to more efficient firms at a greater pace. Does the Great Recession of 2008-2010 fit this view? We address this question, studying the ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Daniele Moschella, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna"
25MAY
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We analyze the payout decision of a financially-constrained firm that cannot raise external funds. Exogenous cash flows are generated by a two-state Markov regime-switching process and are positive in one regime and negative in the other regime. The firm is motivated to pay out dividends to impatient shareholders but is also motivated to accumulate cash ... Read more about "Tobin’s Q and Optimal Dividends, Investment, and Liquidity in a Financially-Constrained Firm"
By Andrew B. ABEL (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania)
25MAY
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  10:30-12:00 ODY 4 03

"Immigration and Invention: Evidence from the Quota Acts" Abstract Since (Hicks, 1932), economists have noted that inventions often economize on labor, so scarce labor should encourage more invention. But (Acemoglu, 2010) notes that in canonical macroeconomic models, plentiful labor encourages invention. The stakes of this debate are high in the policy context of mass immigration. ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Kirk Doran, University of Notre Dame"
01JUN
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By Monika PIAZZESI (Stanford University)
07JUN
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  12:00-13:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 118

The rise of crypto currencies, notably bitcoin, fuels new and old debates about money. This paper discusses attempts of so-called stablecoins to complement or replace fiat money. In so doing, we first review today’s endogenous and debt-backed money. Second, we analyze how stablecoins try to overcome the inherent speculative and deflationary design of fixed supply ... Read more about "The Holy Grail of Crypto Currencies: Ready to replace fiat money?"
By Richard Senner (PhD candidate ETHZ)
08JUN
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By Kenneth Ahern (USC Marshall School of Business)
11JUN
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By Oleg ITSKHOKI (Princeton University)
13JUN
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  15:00-16:30 ODY 4 03

"Robust retrofitting planning under endogenous uncertainty" Abstract Retrofitting planning aims to strengthen strategic links in an infrastructure network, which is subject to failures due to disasters. The main focuses are network connectivity and post-disaster travel costs. In this talk, we propose a robust optimization framework to handle distributional ambiguity of decision-dependent random link failures in ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Xuan Vinh Doan, The University of Warwick"
15JUN
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Using Massive Online Choice Experiments to Measure Changes in Well-being" Abstract GDP and derived metrics (e.g., productivity) have been central to understanding economic progress and well-being. In principle, the change in consumer surplus (compensating expenditure) provides a superior, and more direct, measure of the change in well-being, especially for digital goods, but in practice, it ... Read more about "Seminar by Avi Gannamaneni, MIT"

Thesis defenses

25MAY
By Giada BALDESSARELLI

Sporting events

01MAY
30JUN
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On May 1st, the challenge Bike to Work 2018 begins for a new edition until June 30th. In 2017, 646 students and members of staff formed 191 teams and covered 189,000 km, the equivalent of traveling almost five times round the Earth. It is our turn to take up the challenge and break this record! ... Read more about "Bike to Work"

Internal trainings

24MAY
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description et objectifs Dans la jungle des réseaux sociaux à disposition, comment s’y retrouver ? Quels sont-ils, à quoi servent-ils, à qui parlent-ils ? Au-delà de l’aspect chronophage, les réseaux sociaux sont un véritable soutien à vos projets de recherche, pour autant qu’ils soient utilisés à bon escient. L’atelier entreprend de répondre aux questions suivantes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: #marecherche : Rayonner grâce aux réseaux sociaux"
By Florence Hügi, formatrice d’adultes et coach, spécialiste du leadership ...
01JUN
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Suite à la mise en place de l'ordonnance pour l’utilisation des logiciels soumis à contrat de licence, uns séance d'information à propos des droits d'utilisation des logiciels de l'EPFL sera présentée par la VPSI. Cette ordonnance est applicable à toutes les personnes à l'EPFL : collaborateurs, étudiants, externes. Les pages avec les informations sur ces ... Read more about "Information sur les droits d'utilisation des logiciels"
18JUN
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences
14SEP
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  09:00-17:00 University of Fribourg

Description et objectifs Do you sometimes feel caught up in the demands of work and life? Does your focus at times become reactive rather than proactive? Do you wish to improve your sense of balance for performing at your best? Instead of compulsively prioritizing, let’s tap into something fundamental and powerful: self-leadership! This workshop will ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Everything begins with self-leadership"
By Marie-Paule Haefliger, psychologist, business and executive coach, and trainer
18SEP
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description Les relations de travail ne sont pas toujours un long fleuve tranquille. De simples désaccords ou des tensions passagères peuvent évoluer en conflits larvés ou ouverts. Les relations interpersonnelles et l’organisation du travail peuvent engendrer des situations anormales comme le harcèlement (moral et sexuel) et le burnout. Les conséquences touchent non seulement les personnes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Les relations de travail : un long fleuve tranquille ?"
By Raymonde Richter, avocate et médiatrice FSM, CSMC et FSA, médiatrice ...
24SEP
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By   Service de gestion des absences
24SEP
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description et objectifs La femme prend de plus en plus sa place dans le monde académique. Des modèles de référence inspirent votre parcours. Quel regard portez-vous sur vos collègues, femmes et hommes et quel est l’impact du regard des autres sur vous et sur vos choix ? Cernez vos ressources personnelles pour développer votre carrière ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Question de regard ? Perception de soi et choix de carrière"
By Ana María Vidal, formatrice, coach ICF, conférencière et écrivaine
01OCT
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description Les enquêtes de l’Office fédéral de la statistique (OFS) montrent que le pourcentage de diplômées d’une haute école spécialisée ou universitaire suisse a remarquablement augmenté au fil des années. Par ailleurs, les statistiques sur la carrière montrent une tendance beaucoup plus modérée, preuve que les diplômées rencontrent encore des obstacles systématiques et systémiques sur ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Au-delà des hautes écoles : se lancer dans une carrière non-académique"
By Dre Evelina Breschi, physicienne, project manager certifiée PMI et conseillère ...
12OCT
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL, bi a2 468

This workshop is opened both to women and men Description Academic mobility comes in two main flavours: accepting a research position abroad, and short-term travelling for collaborations, meetings or fieldwork. Both can provide great opportunities as well as challenges, especially with children involved. Mobility can be an important factor for success in an academic career, ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Academic mobility and dual career planning"
By Sarah Blackford, academic careers specialist
02NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description De quoi se compose un budget : quelles sont les dépenses et revenus d’un budget de recherche ? A quel organisme demandons-nous ce financement ? Quelle est son influence sur la nature des sommes qu’on peut demander ? Comment construire ce budget : quels paramètres devons-nous prendre en compte afin d’évaluer correctement les sommes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Budgets de recherche"
By Dr Luc Gauthier, sociologue, Grants Office Manager, Université de Neuchâtel
05NOV
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences
06NOV
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  09:00-17:00 University of Neuchatel

Description and objectives Professional careers are partially based on technical, scientific, and professional skills (“what you know”) and partially on social networks and professional networks (“who you know”). However, many young professionals are surprised to discover that “who you know” is often much more important than “what you know” in determining interesting job offers and ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Developing and harnessing professional networks"
By Dr. Tanja Wranik, work and organizational psychologist FSP, business and ...

Call for proposal

04JUN
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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]"
05JUN
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With the joint call “Biomass as an important pillar within energy systems and the circular economy”, the ERA-NET Bioenergy network and ERA-NET Cofund mechanism BESTF3 aim to jointly fund innovative, transnational research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects in the field of bioenergy. Proposals must be submitted by international consortia with research partners in at least ... Read more about "[ SFOE / ERA-NET Bioenergy - BESTF3 - Full proposal deadline]"
10SEP
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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]"