Remember remember

Monarch butterflies travel over 3 000 miles from Canada to Mexico each year. It takes three generations to make the full trip, and no single butterfly ever makes the return journey. How do they reach the same spot each year? By instinct? Is this an example of genetic memory passed down from parent to offspring? … Continue reading Remember remember

Interview with Cani Fernandez and Jorge Padilla

Cani Fernandez is a partner in Cuatrecasas, a law firm, where she heads the EU and Competition Law groups and the Brussels office. She advises leading Spanish and international companies on Spanish and EU competition law matters, including merger control and antitrust matters. She also advises companies, governments and EU Institutions on wider EU law … Continue reading Interview with Cani Fernandez and Jorge Padilla

Are joint candidatures the solution to excessive costs of major sporting events?

This summer, a unique situation drew a lot of attention in North America just before the 2018 World Cup started in Russia: the joint bid made by Mexico, the United States, and Canada to receive the FIFA World Cup 2026 won against Morocco, the other contender. To my knowledge, it is only the second time … Continue reading Are joint candidatures the solution to excessive costs of major sporting events?

Statistics: a libero in sports

Looking back at the 2014 World Cup, the dramatic match between Brazil and Germany immediately comes to mind. Within minutes, Brazil conceded three goals. Some fans might wonder if Germany had had a winning streak or a “hot hand” that brought them an enormous amount of luck. For a long time, the uncontested view among … Continue reading Statistics: a libero in sports

M1 Memoir report – The Economics of Religion

One of the most common questions among M1 students is “Have you gotten an internship yet?” Most of the students do not seem to consider a dissertation as an equivalent alternative to an internship, but rather as the last back-up plan. At first, I was also fooled by this common perception and kept searching for … Continue reading M1 Memoir report – The Economics of Religion