Grasp today’s economic, social and business issues with research and analysis brought to you by our HEC Paris Business School Professors. Widen your perspectives with recognized experts from different disciplines through a series of talks. Expanding knowledge, Enhancing responsibility: this is our engagement to our podcast listeners.
GameStop: Hedge Funds vs Amateur Traders
Is the GameStop Affair a collective action revolting against major hedge funds, or is it just another form of speculation by amateur investors also aiming to become rich? In the course of one week, GameStop’s stock value had catapulted to an impressive 1600% rise from its previous value. This sudden steep climb up raises questions on stock market behavior, the actions of hedge fund investors, and the trading technique of short selling. HEC Paris professor of Finance Johan Hombert explains the mechanics behind the GameStop affair.
Is Big Pharma Transparent Enough?
Are the efforts of transparency by the pharmaceutical industry sufficient to regain the trust of the world population? The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world hostage since March 2020, yet there is hope that this health crisis may be vanquished this year, thanks to the approved vaccines by pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer/BioNtech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. While there are ongoing vaccination drives, there are nonetheless doubts about these newly-developed vaccines, which compromises the effectiveness of vaccination campaigns already underway. HEC Paris professor Professor Vedran Capkun tells us why transparency is critical in this current context. He explains what the outcome of the production of these vaccines represents for the pharmaceutical industry.
Prix Nobel d’économie : quel impact sur la recherche et la société ?
Le Prix Nobel d’Economie 2020 a récompensé Paul Milgrom et Robert Wilson de l’université de Stanford pour leurs recherches sur les enchères. Dans cet entretien, Jean-Edouard Colliard, professeur de finance à HEC Paris et auteur de "Les Prix Nobel d'Economie" aux Editions Repères, nous explique les recherches récompensées, ainsi que le protocole de sélection des Prix Nobel, et leur rôle dans l’économie, la société et la perception des économistes.
In Trust We Believe
Is trust the key to a more inclusive world? In this two-part podcast, HEC Paris professor Hélène Löning first defines trust as the foundation that touches different aspects of our lives and clarifies why this quality is so essential for a positive recovery in the post-pandemic era. She then describes the three pillars of trust that drive diversity and inclusion in our society. Professor Löning will also draw on her research about entrepreneurial ecosystems to explain trust in the specific relationship between investors and entrepreneurs, and offers examples of how innovation hubs like Silicon Valley and Paris-Saclay, as well as business schools such as HEC Paris, play a critical role in building trust within this ecosystem.
EU Deadlock : Will the EU Economic Recovery Plan Fail?
Poland and Hungary continue to oppose the rule of law mechanism linked to the European Union’s seven-year budget, which includes the 750-billion euro recovery fund to tackle the economic recession caused by the COVID-19 health crisis. As the EU stands at a deadlock, HEC Paris professor and expert on EU law, Alberto Alemanno, explains the rule of law mechanism and its importance in the governance of the European Union.
2020 U.S. Presidential Elections: Where is America Headed?
On November 5, 2020, as the U.S. presidential election comes to a close, HEC Paris professors Jeremy Ghez and Chantal Carleton, and HEC Paris MBA candidate Megan Scullion, analyze the balance of power in American politics, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the elections and the future of economic and foreign policy in the United States of America. This discussion was moderated by Daniel Brown, Chief Editor at the HEC Paris Corporate Communications Department.