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Centre for Risk Studies

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.

People

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.

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Research

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.

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The Risk Prize

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.

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Risk Summits

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.

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Events

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.

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Consistency over speed

As the UK moves towards new 5G mobile technology, a study at Cambridge Judge Business School urges modest yet reliable mobile broadband …

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Risk and railroads

A paper on how US railroads can manage the risks of declining coal haulage wins the annual Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize announced at …

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