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Renew Economy: Ten years on from Fukushima, nuclear power continues to struggle with deeper problems

Dr Simon Taylor, Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice (Finance) at Cambridge Judge, comments on nuclear power in relation to the 10th anniversary of Fukushima nuclear disaster. “The history of nuclear power is something of a rollercoaster from inflated claims…

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Fukushima: ten years after

A much-discussed "nuclear renaissance" has not occurred due to economic issues rather than the Fukushima disaster a decade ago, says Dr Simon Taylor of Cambridge Judge Business School. A "nuclear renaissance" much discussed in the early part of this century…

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Governing catastrophes

Re-learning how to manage risk can be a template for the future governance of crises, say academics from the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School. This article, which originally appeared on the website of the University of…

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Sigorta Dunyasi: Countries with high insurance rates are recovering rapidly after a natural disaster

A study by the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in a Turkish newspaper. According to the study, countries with higher insurance penetration usually bounce back faster from natural disasters, but the “fragmented” nature of…

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Asia Insurance Post: Global annual average cat losses rise almost eight times in 50 years

Higher insurance penetration usually speeds recovery from natural disasters, but not in the US due to a fragmented insurance market, says new report from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. "The report looks mostly at vulnerable…

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Catastrophe insurance

Higher insurance penetration usually speeds recovery from natural disasters, but not in the US due to a fragmented insurance market, says new report from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. Countries with higher insurance penetration usually…

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Responding to Lebanon’s crisis: mobilising philanthropic funds

A vigil for the victims of the explosium in Beirut / Mehr News Agency / CC BY The emergency in Lebanon caused by the explosion of a stock of ammonium nitrate has created a devastating new level of crisis in…

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Nikita Chiu on space debris, satellites and public education about space sustainability

Dr Nikita Chiu, a 2016 alumna of the MPhil in Technology Policy programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, worries about an improbable – but potentially catastrophic – scenario: a major orbital collision such as a satellite colliding with space debris.…

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Le Monde: Leaders, disasters and the sense of risk

An article about business leaders and how the personal story can influence their strategic decisions. A study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, suggests that experiencing a natural disaster at…

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Risk & Insurance: Harvey hampers third of US refining capacity

The economy of Houston, Texas, could lose up to $60 billion in gross domestic output in the next year due to Hurricane Harvey floods, according to an analysis by the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies. “Beyond the immediate impact to…

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