Conferences - Seminars

19MAR
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  12:15-13:15 Extranef building, room 126

Between 2007 and 2016, approximately 7.6% of U.S. firms disclosed that their CEOs had pledged company stock as collateral for a loan. On average, CEOs pledge 38% of their shares. The mean dollar value of margin loans is an economically sizeable $65 million. CEOs use the funds to either double down, hedge their ownership, or ... Read more about "Why do CEOs pledge their own company's stock?"
By Kornelia FABISIK (PhD candidate, SFI@EPFL)
22MAR
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We study the impact of FinTech competition on a monopolist bank that bundles payment processing and lending. In our model, consumers' payment data contain information about their credit quality. This information is valuable to the bank when making loans. Surprisingly, under mild conditions, consumers in the loan market also benefit ex ante from the bank ... Read more about "FinTech Disruption, Payment Data, and Bank Information"
By Haoxiang ZHU, MIT

Public Science Events

21MAR
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  10:00-18:00 STCC 2 52

Nous sommes très heureux de vous accueillir à la 6ème édition du Salon des Technologies et de l'Innovation de Lausanne. Seront présentés les start-up, laboratoires, entreprises les plus innovantes de Suisse. Vous aimez les nouvelles technologies? Elon Musk est votre idole? Vous avez deux jambes? Venez les rencontrer autour de stands intéractifs. Vous decouvrirez d'étonnantes ... Read more about "SALON DES TECHNOLOGIES ET DE L'INNOVATION DE LAUSANNE"

Call for proposal

22MAR
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With this call, SUDAC promotes the establishment of 2-3 Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOCs) in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. This call is not about funding research projects, but aims at establishing institutional co-operation. CLOCs must: Be related to at least 5 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Cooperate with at least 2 COFER ... Read more about "[ SUDAC – swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network | Funding for institutional co-operation in the Global South ]"

Internal trainings

19MAR
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  13:30-16:00 CO 122

The aim of this workshop is to help participants identify and eliminate text, images and codes that may be interpreted as plagiarism to the PhD supervisor, an expert or a journal reviewer. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Explain the difference between incorrect referencing and plagiarism Use i-thenticate to correct ... Read more about "Stay away from plagiarism!"