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Smart financial regulation: Responding to early warning signals

This Policy Brief recommends that UK financial regulation needs to be more responsive and anticipatory, identifying early warning signals in advance of an impending financial crisis. Combining research in financial history and law it reviews some of the lessons learnt from the 2007-08 banking crisis, and how to monitor, prepare and respond to events that may […]

Complexity and the collapse of the financial system

by Philip Garnett and Brett Cherry Finance influences everything, from the growth of businesses and employment to capital and even public services. As the world becomes increasingly subject to the all-encompassing influence of financialisation, it is confronted with problems that require new perspectives from studies in complex systems. The recent global financial crisis revealed that […]

Rogue Banking: A History of Financial Fraud in Interwar Britain

A new book from the Tipping Points project by historian Dr Matthew Hollow. Since the turn of the millennium, the British media has been awash with stories of bankers and financiers caught engaging in acts of corporate wrongdoing and financial skullduggery. But just how different are these crimes to those committed in the past? And, […]

Early warning signals for environmental and social change

November 26, 2014 by

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Earth systems are known to switch suddenly without warning. Take the weather for example, where one moment it could be a bright, sunny day and the next it suddenly transforms into strong winds and heavy rain of a severe storm. In the case of climate modelling of the West Antarctic ice sheet, recent research has […]

How modelling social behaviour can help prevent poor health choices

Key Points In a population a person may not necessarily copy the behaviour that’s popular, but the behaviours they interact with. Populations have a kind of memory that keeps them locked into the same behaviour, making it difficult to change even if the size of the social group competing with it is reduced. With data […]

Photos – Tipping Points Art Exhibition in London

October 23, 2014 by

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Work by artist Edgar Ameti was exhibited at the Conway Hall in London. We share with you some photos from the exhibition. Edgar’s work is highly expressive and provides a way of understanding both critical transitions in nature, art and society. It reminds you of the impermanence and fragility of life. Through well-chosen media Edgar […]

Financial Crime, Corruption and the Global Financial Crisis: What is the role of regulation?

A multidisciplinary public workshop took place at Durham University early this summer entitled, ‘Financial Crime, Corruption and the Global Financial Crisis: What is the role of regulation?’ hosted by IHRR and the Global Policy journal. The event was facilitated by Professor Timothy Clark (Durham Business School) and Dr Eva-Maria Nag (Global Policy). It was well-attended […]

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