Academic excellence: honoring 2017’s award-winning theses
Seven PhD graduates from HEC Lausanne were awarded prizes in 2017. Their theses were rewarded for their contribution to academic excellence and the innovative nature of their research fields. The Dean’s Office warmly congratulates the researchers concerned and wishes them every success in their future academic careers.
The HEC Lausanne PhD graduates awarded prizes in 2017 were as follows:
- Nicolas Bastardoz (PhD in Economic Sciences, option: Management) for his thesis Three essays on methods in management (Prix Solidarité Confédérale) supervised by Prof. John Antonakis.
- Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay (PhD in Economic Sciences, option: History of Economic Thought and Philosophy, supervised jointly with the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) for his thesis The Theory of Public Finance by Richard A. Musgrave: essay on the history of economic thought and epistemology (Prix de Faculté), supervised by Prof. Roberto Baranzini (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UNIL) and Jérôme Lallement (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).
- Nataliya Gerasimova (PhD in Economic Sciences, option: Finance) for her thesis Three essays on delegated portfolio management (Prix de la Banque Cantonale Vaudoise), supervised by Prof. Eric Jondeau.
- Sebastian Osorio (PhD in Information Systems) for his thesis Security of supply in the electricity sector: the case of Switzerland (Prix de Faculté), supervised by Prof. Ann Van Ackere.
- Cédric Poretti (PhD in Economic Sciences, option: Management) for his thesis Three essays on the relevance of accounting numbers for financial markets (Prix Solidarité Confédérale), supervised by Alain Schatt.
- Gildas Ratovomirija (PhD in Actuarial Science) for his thesis Modelling dependent insurance risks (Prix de la Fondation Nicolas et Hélène Porphyrogénis), supervised by Prof. Enkelejd Hashorva.
- Jan Christoph Schlegel (PhD in Economic Sciences, option: Political Economy) for his thesis Three essays about matching markets (Prix de Faculté), supervised by Prof.Bettina Klaus.
A double award for Dr. Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay
Dr. Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay also received the prestigious Prix solennel Aguirre-Basualdo in Management Economic Sciences from the Chancellery of the Universities of Paris. He was thus recognized twice in 2017: “The last few weeks of 2017 were full of wonderful surprises,” he commented. “I certainly didn’t expect to receive all these awards. It has given me the opportunity to take stock of the marvelous experience of studying for a PhD, a year after my viva (on 6 December 2016). These awards are the crowning achievement of efforts and pleasure in studying the foundations of the modern public economy but above all, a wonderful adventure, learning what it means to be a researcher.”
The young researcher is particularly grateful to the University of Lausanne, which provided an ideal setting for his research: “The fact that I had the opportunity to publish articles on the history of economic thought during my thesis is thanks to the financial and intellectual support I received from the University of Lausanne for five years. I also benefited from the assistance of excellent researchers at HEC Lausanne and other faculties. The human scale of the university and its calm atmosphere encouraged me to get involved in various committees over the years (such as the PhD students’ committee, PhDnet).”
The financial awards he has received will help him to settle in London, where academic salaries for lecturers are very modest compared with the cost of living.
Our very best wishes to him and our other PhD graduates as they continue their academic careers!
par Myriam Bango (Faculté des HEC)