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Financial Scandals, Regulation and Democracy

Dr Vincenzo Bavoso is a researcher in the Department of Law at Durham University on Work Package 2: Financial Crisis in the Banking Sector of the Tipping Points project. He is looking at the role of law and legal institutions in preventing financial crises and limiting systemic risk in financial markets. In this interview he talks about […]

Tipping Points at British Science Festival 2013

IHRR is pleased to announce that the Tipping Points project will be participating in the British Science Festival in September with the following Main Programme event: Tipping Points in Nature and Society Date/Time: 11 September, Wednesday 12.30-14.00 Location: Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Fine Art Building, Newcastle University How does sudden radical change occur? Join researchers on their quest […]

Tipping Points Annual Report 2011-12

The new annual report from the Tipping Points project is now available. It features the latest research updates from all five work packages of the project: - Trust and maintaining resilience of financial markets - Development of UK banking sector - Field research on past climate in the North Atlantic - Tipping points in populations […]

The City of London as a Global Financial Centre

In one of the final presentations given at the Tipping Points Annual Conference, Prof Ranald Michie presents the history of London as a global financial centre before and after the 2007-08 banking crisis and subsequent euro debt crisis.  He explains how London became the global financial centre it is today.  He also talks about tipping […]

British Bank Stability and Financial Crisis since 1945

July 9, 2012 by

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In a lively and energetic talk, Professor Ranald Michie provided those in attendance at the Tipping Points Conference with a fresh insight into the financial turmoil that has recently engulfed the British banking sector. Looking first at some of the most prominent explanations that have been put forward by the press and politicians, Professor Michie […]

How surnames spread in the UK

July 5, 2012 by

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Intuitively you might expect that in the modern mobile society of the UK your surname would tell you very little about where you hail from.  Not so it would seem.  At the Tipping Points conference Dr James Cheshire from UCL presented a fascinating paper on the spatial distribution of surnames. The fashion for inheritable surnames […]

Tipping Points or Titanic Moments?

This post is from Prof Ranald Michie, a lead researcher on IHRR’s Tipping Points project in Work Package 2: ‘Financial Crisis in the Banking Sector: Past and Present’ In 2000, Malcolm Gladwell published a book that caught the public imagination with the concept of Tipping Points: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a […]

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