Research Impact

The College’s faculty members conduct highly relevant research addressing important questions in management, finance and policy. The goal of this webpage is to present selected the College’s projects and share their significant results and findings with a broad audience.

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EPFL aims to build trust in fintechs

— A new research program will combine the specialist knowledge of the Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL with insights from the School’s data scientists and digital trust experts.

A New Tool For Optimizing Delinquent Debt Collection Strategies

— Traditional methods of scoring outstanding credit accounts and the associated collection strategies are relatively ineffective. Thomas Weber and his research colleagues Naveed Chehrazi and Peter W. Glynn have created a new Dynamic Collectability Scoring methodology, and further refined the model to provide a way for organizations to optimize delinquent debt collection strategies.

R&D Offshoring: a win-win for home and host countries

— There have been growing concerns voiced about the potential for offshoring research and development (R&D) to have an adverse impact on productivity, technology capabilities and economic growth in the countries from which the offshoring takes place. However, there is little research evidence to substantiate the effects of offshoring R&D on home countries, adverse or otherwise. Now Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Assistant Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and Russell Thomson Associate Professor at the Swinburne University of Technology, Center for Transformative Innovation, Victoria, Australia, contribute to the discussion with their evidence-based insights on the impact of offshored R&D.

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