GDP growth forecast for French-speaking Switzerland points to acceleration
The economy of French-speaking Switzerland appears to be bouncing back from the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) decision in January 2015 to drop the EUR/CHF currency floor.
Matchmore, a start-up born at HEC Lausanne
Matchmore is an innovative start-up created at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (UNIL). It offers a cloud-based service for developers of location-based mobile apps and incorporates an innovative concept known as geomatching. Launched as part of a research project instigated around ten years ago by Prof. Benoît Garbinato, it has benefited from both InnoTREK funding and support from InnoSuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. A look back at the stages in the launch of a cutting-edge start-up that combines research and technology.
New book by Prof. Tomassini
Marco Tomassini, Professor Emeritus at HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) and an expert in game theory, has just published his book “Metaheuristics: an introduction to metaheuristics for optimization”. Co-authored with Professor Bastien Chopard (University of Geneva), the book is based on the lectures given by the two researchers in their respective institutions. It is aimed at students reaching the end of their Bachelor’s degree or starting their Master’s in computer science and applied computer science, as well as people working in other disciplines, who want to understand the principles of metaheuristics for optimization.
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.
A successful 2018 Business Game
The fifth edition of the Business Game created by Junior Entreprise HEC Lausanne, a students’ association attached to HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, was a resounding success. The event took place on campus on Friday April 20, 2018 and brought together some 160 participants, who said they particularly enjoyed the interesting case study they were asked to analyze. Similarly, the partner businesses really appreciated the different teams’ high level of motivation and the excellent quality of the event’s organization by the association.
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Recent top publications
D. Philippe, X. Castañer. Run Away or Stick Together? The Impact of Organization-Specific Adverse Events on Alliance Partner Defection. Academy of Management Review.
D. Rohner, M. Thoenig. Networks in Conflict. Econometrica.
A. Neklyudov. Bid-Ask Spreads, Trading Networks, and the Pricing of Securitizations. The Review of Financial Studies.
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