Rüdiger Fahlenbrach

EXTRA 211 (Extranef UNIL)
Quartier UNIL-Dorigny
CH-1015 Lausanne

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EXTRA 211 (Extranef UNIL)
Quartier UNIL-Dorigny
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Teaching & PhD


Financial engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Finance


Sustainable & entrepreneurial finance

This course deals with the role of finance in the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. Students learn how to apply asset allocation techniques to build sustainable portfolios, understand the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and discover the emerging asset class of impact investing.

Venture capital

The course applies finance tools and concepts to the world of venture capital and financing of projects in high-growth industries. Students are introduced to all institutional aspects of the venture capital industry. Students analyze various aspects of VC finance using an investors' perspective.

Empirical Corporate Finance

The aim of this course is to develop research capabilities in empirical corporate finance, introduce methodologies to conduct empirical research in corporate finance, develop research ideas for term papers and dissertation topics.

Foundations in financial economics

The aim of this course is to expose EPFL bachelor students to some of the main areas in financial economics. The course will be organized around six themes. Students will obtain both practical insights through real-world examples and understand how one can model the main economic trade-offs.