The real price of austerity

The real price of austerity

By Hannah Rich (Young Foundation) Until recently, post-crisis discourse and policy on the economy has emphasised the problem of growing national debt. As the then British Prime Minister, David Cameron, said in a speech in January 2015: “When you look at the...

Green Investment – a Game-Theoretic View

The discourse on climate change is dominated by the narrative that when it comes to mitigation, free-riding pays off for the individual actor. A new publication by the Global Climate Forum presents a different perspective on the transition from a brown to a green...

Policy and finance related data visualizations

Communicating research results is essential for scientific visibility. In this post we plan to collect and update over time examples of good practice in visualizing scientific findings or data relevant for the scope of SIMPOL Project. Please note, text descriptions of...

Storyline – Climate Stress Test

Storyline – Climate stress-test     1) In Dec 2015 FSB launched the Task Force on climate-related disclosure Task force on climate disclosure launches its own website: https://t.co/XXUVa5tE8w pic.twitter.com/EghnzSqV4E — The FSB (@FinStbBoard) January...

Crowdsourcing Campaign on Twitter #PolicyNetworkMaps

What is the scientific or empirical evidence that certain policy interventions correctly address outstanding policy issues? Who are the actors supporting them and why? Post a Twitter structured message* and it will become a new link in the PolicyNetworkMap! Build your...

Postcard from Planet Financial Networks

A broad research program on financial networks and systemic risk is carried out within the SIMPOL Project consortium. We embark on exciting new questions — why complexity increases the uncertainty on systemic risk and what is financial contagion, exactly?...
Climate Stress Test

Climate Stress Test

The dashboards below are interactive and show preliminary results from our paper on climate stress-testing: S. Battiston, A.Mandel, I. Monasterolo, F. Schuetze & G. Visentin “A Climate stress-test of the EU financial...

DebtRank

Systemic risk is responsible for large social costs (5% of GDP in assistance to the financial sector, ECB estimates 2015). Correctly assessing systemic risk and identifying banks that are vulnerable and have at the same time a large impact on the economy is crucial to...