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New directions in researching risk and regulation

Thursday 12 October

LSE celebrates the next stage of the development the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) with a reception on 12 October to mark research support of £2.3m over five years from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

CARR is an interdisciplinary centre focused on the comparative investigation of risk management and regulation by private and public sector organisations and governments. LSE academics will explore, document and seek to explain variation in and across regulatory systems and risk management practices

The event will be attended by representatives from academia, government, regulatory organisations and the private sector.

John Braithwaite, Professor in the Law Programme, Research School of Social Sciences, at the Australian National University, will give a short presentation. He is Chair of the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University. His most influential publications include Crime Shame and Reintegration , Responsive Regulation: Transcending the de-regulation debate (with Ian Ayres), and most recently Global Business Regulation (with Peter Drahos).

There will also be addresses by Stephen Wilks, Professor of Politics and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Exeter University, and member of ESRC Research Priorities Board, and Professor Anthony Giddens, Director, LSE.

CARR - based at LSE and therefore situated between the City and London's legal centre - is supported by over £10 million of funding from both public and private sector organisations. The Directors of CARR are Bridget Hutter, Peacock Professor of Risk Management, and Michael Power, PD Leake Professor of Accounting.

Professor Gordon Marshall, ESRC Chief Executive Officer, said: "This is a new and exciting initiative which promises to yield some excellent research results. The £2.3 million funding the Centre has attracted from the ESRC reflects this. CARR's research programmes address the techniques of regulation and risk management, the intended and unintended effects of risk regulation and both corporate governance and regulatory policy."


For further information, contact:

  • CARR on 020 7955 6577
  • Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060
  • Lilian El-Doufani, ESRC, on 01793 413032

Notes to editors

  1. For more about CARR, see Analysis of risk and regulation
  2. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's largest funding agency for research and postgraduate training relating to social and economic issues. It has a track record of providing high-quality, relevant research to business, the public sector and government. The ESRC invests around £46 million every year in social science research. At any time, its range of funding schemes may be supporting 2,000 researchers within academic institutions and research policy institutes. The ESRC also funds postgraduate training within the social sciences, thereby nurturing the researchers of tomorrow. Visit the ESRC website at http://www.esrc.ac.uk

12 October 2000