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  • Law Enforcement Agency - ©marketoonist.com 2

    Point of View | 16 January 2017

    Smart Law: Regulating by Big Data and Algorithms

    The idea of a law that is Scientific, Mathematical, Algorithmic, Risk and Technology (SMART) driven is becoming a reality that deserves all our attention. SMART Law raises at (...)

  • Finding the right path: Leaders should be fair, inclusive and beyond suspicion Image: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

    Point of View | 13 January 2017

    Being a responsive and responsible leader: the best antidote against (...)

    On Thursday 19th January, Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Professor of Law at HEC Paris will be at the Davos World Economic Forum. He will be leading a workshop on leadership and (...)

  • Making Sense of Economic Models by HEC Professor Itzhak Gilboa - ©Fotolia - tomertu_web

    Micro-economics | 8 December 2016

    Making Sense of Economic Models

    Economics is not considered the most successful scientific discipline, to say the least. There are various lines of critique of the field, some more justified than others. Two (...)

  • Do people manage their time like their money? by Mohammed Abdellaoui et Emmanuel Kemel

    Micro-economics | 7 December 2016

    Do people manage their time like their money?

    Time and money are two valuable and scarce resources that individuals try to manage optimally in their everyday decisions. Despite the old saying that “time is money,” important (...)

  • How should we decide in the face of uncertainty? by HEC Professor Brian Hill  - ©fotolia-valentinvalkov

    Micro-economics | 7 December 2016

    How should we decide in the face of uncertainty?

    How should governments decide in the face of radical uncertainties, such as those concerning climate change, energy policy, genetically modified organisms and nanotechnologies? (...)

  • Analyzing Decisions is part of your Humanity by Itzhak Gilboa, HEC Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences - ©Fotolia - Juulijs

    Point of View | 22 November 2016

    Analyzing Decisions is part of our Humanity

    There is a species of sea urchins that begins its life as an animal but ends it as a plant. It crawls at the bottom of the ocean until it finds a place to cast its root. From that (...)

  • Resource-rich firms make attractive business allies - Denisa Mindruta ©Fotolia - Alice

    Business Strategy | 14 November 2016

    Resource-rich firms make attractive business allies

    A business partnership is much like a marriage. Both parties bring something to the table and join forces to make their alliance a success. In a recent study, Denisa Mindruta, (...)

  • Why it pays to sell corporate assets to private equity buyers with Professor Stefano Lovo - ©Fotolia-Gary Saxe

    Corporate Finance | 19 October 2016

    Why it pays to sell corporate assets to private equity buyers

    Private equity firms have a reputation for hard-nosed business tactics, buying and reselling companies for profit. A new empirical study shows that such firms tend not only to (...)

  • The global enforcement of U.S. law and its implication for European corporate governance - M. Winkler and D. Restrepo Amarilas ©Fotolia

    Law, Regulation and Institution | 21 September 2016

    The global enforcement of U.S. law and its implication for European (...)

    The jurisdiction of US economic sanctions is far greater than many businesses realise. French banking corporation BNP Paribas recently agreed to pay the US government the (...)

  • Central clearing parties: safe institutions for derivatives markets - Guillaume Vuillemey - ©Fotolia - peshkov

    Financial Institutions | 19 September 2016

    Central clearing parties: safe institutions for derivatives markets

    Can central clearing parties achieve global financial stability without creating collateral shortages? In their recent study, Darrell Duffie, Martin Scheicher and Guillaume (...)