Recent findings from the Tipping Points project

Papers

Spread of smoking behaviour in populations through multiple peer influence Researchers from the Tipping Points project have developed a new modelling approach for understanding the spread of unhealthy behaviours through multiple peer influence, such as people’s tendency to follow social norms by imitating their peers or in response to peer pressure, using smoking as a case study. Peer influence […]

Sustainable Companies through Enlightened Boards

Dr Vincenzo Bavoso, a legal researcher on Work Package 2 of the Tipping Points project on financial crises, gives a talk at the Sustainable Companies Project conference held at the University of Oslo, Norway: ‘Sustainable companies through enlightened boards: combining private and public interest in the decision-making of large public firms’.

The Cold after the Summer of Snowden

conference photo

Dr Philip Garnett, a researcher on the Tipping Points project, reports on the 30th Chaos Communications Congress he attended in Hamburg, Germany in December that addressed topical issues such as mass surveillance, the future of the Internet and the Snowden affair. The 30th Chaos Communication Congress (30C3) was always going to have at its heart the events surrounding the leaks […]

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 Annual Report 2012-2013

TP cover

This has been a busy and productive year for the Tipping Points project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. With all five Work Packages (WPs) now active the Tipping Points team have produced research on a wide variety of ‘tipping points’, carrying the project forward into new frontiers of knowledge, and creating opportunities to encourage new […]

‘How Stuff Spreads’: Experiments in social networking

Spread_nu

Brett Cherry, Philip Garnett and John Bissell relate their experience in teaching young people about social networks through a unique workshop that encourages learning about human behaviour, innovation and modelling. The young people’s workshop for the 2013 British Science Festival in Newcastle organised by the Tipping Points project was an experiment in itself and the […]

Posted in: Society, Tipping Points

Lest We Forget: British Banking during the Global Financial Crisis

UNITED KINGDOM

In September 2007 rumours began to circulate in Britain that the Newcastle-based bank Northern Rock was in financial difficulty. As these rumours gained in credibility, retail depositors rushed to withdraw their savings fearing that they would be lost if the bank collapsed. What these depositors were doing in public, as they formed queues outside the […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 434 other followers