The Centre for Risk Studies provides frameworks for recognising, assessing and managing the impacts of systemic threats. The research programme is concerned with catastrophes and how their impacts ripple across an increasingly connected world with consequent effects on the international economy, financial markets, firms in the financial sectors and global corporations. To test our research outputs and guide our research agenda, the Centre engages with the business community, government policy makers, regulators and industry bodies.
At the heart of the Centre is a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of individuals drawn from varied fields researching a range of topics as diverse as cyber insurance to geopolitical conflict.
An annual competition held with McKinsey & Company to recognise the best submission on risk management by a current postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge and the School.
The Centre runs an active programme of events in which academics, business leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders discuss and develop responses to risk-management issues.
Currently pursuing many inter-related research tracks, exploring a wide range of different threats and developing a common framework for risk analysis aimed at quantifying resilience.
Annually bringing together senior executives and decision makers from business, government and industry backgrounds, as well as a variety of researchers, to explore pressing issues in risk management.
There are no events currently scheduled.
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