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Nurseries and crèches: what impact do they have on the development of children under three? Published at 14.05.18
Nurseries and crèches: what impact do they have on the development of children under...
Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL | An ever-increasing number of mothers with young children are returning to work. Governments are investigating the advantages and disadvantages of nurseries compared with home-based care, in the light of future investments in child-care facilities. A response from Prof. Rafael Lalive, HEC Lausanne (UNIL), and his co-author, in a study published on the HECimpact website.
La dette suisse est-elle trop faible? Published at 16.02.18
La dette suisse est-elle trop faible?
Depuis dix ans, la dette publique suisse n’a cessé de baisser, et l’excédent budgétaire de 2,8 milliards pour l’année 2017 ne fait que confirmer cette tendance. Doit-on s’en réjouir ou au contraire le déplorer?
Dr. Antoine Missemer wins the 2017 Marcel Boiteux Prize for Energy Economics Published at 19.01.18
Dr. Antoine Missemer wins the 2017 Marcel Boiteux Prize for Energy Economics
Antoine Missemer, who holds a PhD in Economics from HEC Lausanne and is currently working at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris (CIRED laboratory), has been awarded the 2017 Marcel Boiteux Prize for Energy Economics for his book Les Économistes et la fin des énergies fossiles (1865-1931). The prize is awarded by the French Association of Energy Economics (FAEE), affiliated to the IAEE, which brings together thousands of experts from all over the world.
Academic excellence: honoring 2017’s award-winning theses Published at 11.01.18
Academic excellence: honoring 2017’s award-winning theses
Seven PhD graduates from HEC Lausanne were awarded prizes in 2017. Their theses were rewarded for their contribution to academic excellence and the innovative nature of their research fields. The Dean’s Office warmly congratulates the researchers concerned and wishes them every success in their future academic careers.
Best teachers rewarded at HEC Lausanne Published at 21.12.17
Best teachers rewarded at HEC Lausanne
The Deanship of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne recently presented its ten “HEC Lausanne Best Teacher Awards”, singling out teachers for the success of their courses as rated by students.
Ten projects approved by the SNSF in 2017 Published at 05.12.17
Ten projects approved by the SNSF in 2017
Projects involving 11 researchers from the Faculty of Business and Economics at UNIL were selected for grant funding by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) in 2017. In total, the SNSF will provide over CHF 1.7 million in funding for the new projects, spread over several months or years, enabling the researchers to create a team and launch their project.
Border regions benefit from international trade Published at 23.06.17
Border regions benefit from international trade
A recent study conducted by Professors Marius Brülhart and Frédéric Robert-Nicoud, Faculty of Business and Economics of UNIL, as well as Céline Carrère of UNIGE, analysed the consequences of the fall of the Iron Curtain on border regions to measure the benefits of open economies.
Annabelle Marxen, a PhD student in the Faculty of Business and Economics, has won first prize in the Best Paper Awards at the Augustin Cournot Doctoral Days Published at 14.06.17
Annabelle Marxen, a PhD student in the Faculty of Business and Economics, has won...
Organized by the University of Strasbourg and its doctoral school in economics, management and finance, the “Augustin Cournot Doctoral Days” conference brings together around 30 PhD students each year, from various universities around the world. The Best Paper Awards are given to the PhD students who present the best three articles at the conference. Annabelle Marxen, who works with the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Business and Economics at UNIL, won first prize!

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