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Impact and engagement at the Centre for Risk Studies

Each of our research centres has unique ways to engage with non-academic organisations and, through that, to generate real world impact. This month we decided to share with you the work of the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge…

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Risk prevention

The average period between crises from 1700-1900 was 21 years, but since 1960 this has shrunk to just eight years. Investment opportunities totalling $3 trillion per year could reduce the probability of huge risks ranging from climate change to pandemics,…

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Strategising around risk for business and economies

MBA students' contributions to the annual Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize provide valuable learnings. Cambridge MBA students enthusiastically take part in the annual Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize, which they see as a valuable opportunity to zone in on areas of interest and apply…

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Nature and nurture

Childhood disruption through parents' divorce or death is a "nurture"-related factor affecting risk taking of investment professionals, says study in Journal of Banking & Finance. Professor Raghavendra Rau It’s long been accepted that both nature and nurture influence the risk-taking…

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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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Impactful research

Khaled Soufani and Daniel Ralph of Cambridge Judge Business School are honoured with the School's 2020 Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award. Dr Khaled Soufani and Professor Daniel Ralph of Cambridge Judge Business School have been named winners of the 2020…

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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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West to East

State-directed capitalism rather than trade imbalance is the real US worry about China, Michael Kitson tells the Risk Summit of the Centre for Risk Studies. The state-directed nature of Chinese capitalism that allows longer-term investments is likely of greater concern…

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Assessing risk

New book Beyond Bad Apples looks at how organisations manage their risk culture, which is timely as firms examine their ethos on racial and gender issues. A new book entitled Beyond Bad Apples focuses on the role of organisations in managing…

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Economic impact

The [email protected] over five years from COVID-19 could range from $3.3 trillion to $82 trillion, says the Centre for Risk Studies. The [email protected] over the next five years from the coronavirus pandemic could range from an optimistic loss of $3.3…

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