Uncertainty, Societies and Economies - Taylor-Gooby & Flood
Insecurity in a Globalised World
Measuring Uncertainty in a Financial World
Peter Taylor-Gooby OBE is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent. He is internationally noted for his work on new social risks, an area of study he helped create and develop. He has led major European and UK Research Programmes and has advised the UK government and European governments in relation to welfare reform and building public trust. He has had considerable influence on the study of social and public policy in the UK and internationally. He participated in the Prime Minister's No 10 'progressive consensus' Round Table and was an Advisor to the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit 2009–10. He deals with problems of trust, conflict and tax-evasion in his novels The Baby Auction and Ardent Justice. His presentation will address insecurity in a globalised world, in which social divisions are growing ever deeper and our trust in experts, politicians and the capacity of government to manage the economy and our national life is in decline.
Mark D. Flood is a financial economist and a Research Principal in the Office of Financial Research in the U.S. Treasury. He studied finance, and German and economics at Indiana University in Bloomington. In 1990, he earned his Ph.D. in finance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught finance at universities in the U.S. and Canada, and worked as a financial economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Housing Finance Board, and Federal Housing Finance Agency. He was a founding member of the Committee to Establish a National Institute of Finance. His research focuses on financial data and risk analysis. His areas of interest include risk management, financial institutions, capital markets, and financial data and software.