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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.

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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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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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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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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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  • This article compares forecasts from 2020 with actual outcomes. You can view the latest economic forecasts from the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies by visiting the Cambridge Business Risk Hub. By Dr Scott Kelly, Senior Risk Researcher, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies At the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, we estimate the consequences of extreme […]

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Centre for Risk Studies and BitSight partner on cybersecurity economics

The Centre for Risk Studies and BitSight today announced a new research partnership that will analyse the relationship between organisational cybersecurity investments…

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Risk application

Risilience, a new company that commercialises research from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, is launched with a…

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Media coverage

Reinsurance News: AXA XL launches Disaster Recovery Hub with Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

AXA XL has launched a new online Disaster Recovery Hub comprised of more than 100 major disaster case studies in partnership with…

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