Month January 2019

Framing effects in threshold public good games

A new paper, recently published in the Journal of Public Economic Theory,  by Edward Cartwright, Anna Stepanova and Lian Xue, provides new insight on framing effects and pro-social behaviour. To explain the issues involved consider a group of five people…. Continue Reading →

Cyber-security in small businesses and charities

A new project funded by the Home Office is looking at how to improve cyber-security behaviour in small businesses and charities. It is estimated that around a half of businesses will suffer a cyber breach or attack in anyone year…. Continue Reading →

Guilt aversion and reciprocity in the performance-enhancing drug game

A recent paper by Edward Cartwright, published in the Journal of Sports Economics, looks at the extent to which social norms can reduce or eliminate doping in professional sport. It does so by applying models of guilt aversion and reciprocity from psychological game theory…. Continue Reading →

EMPHASIS – EconoMical, PsycHologicAl and Societal Impact of RanSomware

This project, funded by the EPSRC, focuses on the threat of ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victims files and then demands a ransom for the key to decrypt the files. This threat has become more prevalent over the last five… Continue Reading →

Alfred Mifsud talks about the Euro: A cure or a curse for the EU?

Against the backdrop of an EU-Italy budget crisis we welcomed the visit of Alfred Mifsud, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Malta. To an audience of students and colleagues he shared his views about the future of the… Continue Reading →

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