The Systemic Risk Centre (SRC) was set up to study the risks that may trigger the next financial crisis and to develop tools to help policymakers and financial institutions become better prepared.
The Centre is generously funded by The Economic and Social Research Council (grant number ES/K002309/1 and ES/R009724/1].
The focus of the SRC is on systemic risk, which is the danger that the entire financial system will fail because of the interlinkages within it, causing a widespread economic collapse. The Centre began its work in 2013, but many of its researchers have been investigating the issues for over a decade and bring with them a wealth of original research ideas and skills.
The SRC is rooted in a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together experts from computer science, law, political science and the natural and mathematical sciences, as well as from finance and economics. This will enable our researchers to investigate how risk is created through feedback loops within and between the financial, economic, legal and political systems.
The Centre Directors are Jon Danielsson and Jean-Pierre Zigrand.
For more information, visit the SRC website.