Research Seminars

The Selection, Adoption and Replacement of the Webtrust Seal: Theoritical Explanations.

Speaker: Emilio BOULIANNE, Charles H. CHO
Concordia University, Québec

19 December 2008 - From 14:00 to 16:30


Dynamic Investment Opportunities and the Cross-Section of Hedge Fund Returns: Implications of Higher-Moment Risks for Performance

Speaker: Vikas Agarwal- BNP Hedge Fund Centre
Georgia State

18 December 2008 - From 14:00 to 15:30


Productivity, Helpfulness and the Performance of Peers:Exploring the Implications of a New Taxonomy for Star Scientists

Speaker: Alexander OETTL
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

18 December 2008 - From 13:30 to 15:00

Cognitive Simplicity and Consideration Sets

Speaker: Olivier TOUBIA
Columbia University

16 December 2008 - From 14:00 to 16:00

Growth theory under time-dependent discount rate

Speaker: Ivar Ekeland
University of British Columbia

16 December 2008 - From 14:30 to 16:00

Various considerations, notably intergenerational fairness, lead to time dependent discount rates. When this is the case, the social planner exhibits time inconsistency, and optimal growth cannot hold. In this talk, I shall introduce a concept of equilibrium growth, and investigate what
becomes of the classical results of Ramsey and von Neumann.

Economics Seminar X-HEC
Location: Ground Floor Library, Economics Department, Polytechnique

"Corporate Finance"

Speaker: Alex EDMANS
University of Pennsylvania

12 December 2008 - From 10:00 to 11:30

Takeover Activity and Target Valuations: Feedback Loops in Financial Markets

Speaker: Alex Edmans
University of Pennsylvania

12 December 2008 - From 10:00 to 11:30


Economic Growth, Business Cycles, and Expected Stock Returns

Speaker: Catherine MUELLER
HEC Paris, Job Market Candidate

11 December 2008 - From 14:00 to 15:30

Balancing Multiple Competing Objectives with a Balanced Scorecard

Speaker: Markus GRANLUND
Turku School of Economics, Finland

5 December 2008 - From 14:00 to 16:00


Econometrics Seminar

Speaker: René Garcia

4 December 2008