On August 1, 2023, Luise Eisfeld joined the Department of Finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne. Her research focuses on Industrial Organization and Corporate Finance.
How does digitization affect how firms compete and innovate, and what are the consequences for the functioning of markets? Should policymakers step in and regulate “Big Tech”? Do we need policies that stimulate the financing of innovation in certain areas?
These are some of the questions that Luise Eisfeld seeks to answer in ongoing work. Her research, which is situated at the intersection of empirical Industrial Organization and Entrepreneurial Finance, draws on a range of empirical methods and novel datasets to shed light on highly policy-relevant issues. Her paper “Entry and Acquisitions in Software Markets” stands out for the discovery of new insights regarding mergers and acquisitions in software markets, and has been recognized with several awards.
Prior to joining the Department of Finance at HEC Lausanne, Professor Eisfeld pursued a Ph.D. in Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics. She spent six months as an academic visitor at the Technology and Policy Research Institute at Boston University. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics, and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Mannheim.