"Human networks at the center of economy and society" - Walras Pareto conference-debate
Tuesday, October 1, at 18:00 (Internef - auditorium 263), the Faculty of Business and Economics (UNIL) welcomes Professor Matthew O. Jackson, the economist known worldwide for his work on socio-economic networks, as well as a panel of leading figures in politics and economics from French-speaking Switzerland to discuss the topic. [English and French languages]
Lecture and debate organized by HEC Lausanne at the University of Lausanne as part of its Walras Pareto lecture series.
How does our position within socio-economic networks influence our opinions and behaviors, and finally our chances of success or failure? And how do human networks explain certain political and economic practices?
Author of a new book on this topic, Prof. Matthew O. Jackson, Stanford University, will explain the role that human network play in labor market issues, social inequalities, technological change and political polarization. Then the following leading figures will take part to the debate (in French with interactions in English):
- Martine Brunschwig Graf, former State Councilor, President of the Federal Commission against Racism
- Roger Nordmann, National Councilor and President of the Socialist Group in Parliament
- Bernard Rüeger, entrepreneur, Vice-President economiesuisse
- André Schneider, CEO of Geneva Airport
- Alisée de Tonnac, CEO & Co-founder of Seedstars World, HEC Lausanne graduate
The debate will be led by Alain Jeannet, a journalist and conferences & events manager for Le Temps and Ringier Axel Springer Suisse Romande.
[Event open to all, free admission, languages: English and French]
par HEC Communication