Category Archives: Economy & Society

Economic decisions have a direct impact on the development of our society. Learning to manage the synergies between the economic world, businesses and communities helps improve individuals’ living environments, deal with crises and conflicts, and support organizational development.

Gaming the system: improving fairness in matching markets

The Issue – Designing fair markets

While price is the main mechanism for allocating goods and services in a free market economy, there are some situations where the price mechanism seems inappropriate. The sale of a particular good or service – human organs for transplantation, for example – might be considered too ‘repugnant’ by some to be legal. Or considerations such as fairness or politics may influence whether something can be legally bought and sold, such as public school and college places.

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HEC Lausanne responds to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks Report 2022

Following the publication of the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks Report 2022, HEC Lausanne highlight recent research that addresses some key threats identified in the report.

As the world emerges from the pandemic, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published its latest Global Risks Report, identifying and evaluating the main risks facing the world over a ten year horizon. The report divides risks across five main categories: economic; environmental; geopolitical; societal; and technological, with the most immediate threats to the world over the next two years including climate action failure, the erosion of social cohesion, mental health issues, and digital inequality.

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Taxation of multinationals: what are the new rules of the game?

HEC Podcast – Are you interested in the decisions taken at the last G7 and G20 regarding the taxation of multinationals at a minimum rate of at least 15%? Would you like to know more about these new rules of the game?

Robert Danon is a Professor of Swiss and International tax law at University of Lausanne and teaches at the Business and Economics Faculty (HEC Lausanne), as well as at the University’s Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration. Additionally, he is a director of the Tax Policy Centre at the University of Lausanne.

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