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Sustainability and economic systems: contemporary propositions and approaches

Professor Habib Ahmed, Sharjah Chair in Islamic Law and Finance, outlines the conflicting proposals on to how we can create a more sustainable economic system.
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The experience of free banking

Professor Kevin Dowd, Professor of Finance and Economics, flies the flag for free banking.
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Financial technology and decentralised finance: to embrace or forsake

Dr Wenjuan Ruan, Assistant Professor in Finance on what we can learn from China’s approach to a central bank digital currency.
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The near collapse of the UK pension sector exposes a string of failures by UK financial regulators

Is our financial regulation fit for purpose? Kevin Dowd, Professor of Finance and Economics, has his doubts.
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Are cryptocurrency returns affected by monetary policy spillovers?

As international monetary policy spillovers become more commonplace, is cryptocurrency a safer investment? Dr Ahmed Elsayed investigates.
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How long can USS members expect to live?

How high are Universities Superannuation Scheme members’ mortality rates, and what does that mean for the future? Professor Kevin Dowd and colleagues investigate
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Risky business?

Professor Christos Tsinopoulos explains why firms should be aware of the consequences of tax benefits for research & development
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Islamic finance and sustainable development

Professor Habib Ahmed investigates how Islamic finance practices can contribute to UN sustainability goals.
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The darker side of equity release

Releasing money from your home can have serious pitfalls for you and your lender. Releasing money from your home can have serious pitfalls.
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High Frequency Trading and Liquidity Crisis

“Liquidity Crashes” - toward more resilient electronic markets. The FinTech revolution means changes to the way financial markets perform.



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