CECAN will be hosting a variety of events, workshops, courses and seminars to which we welcome external participants from Government, academic and public sectors.

If you would like to book on to any of our events please contact us early to avoid disappointment.

NEKS Ltd Agent Based Modelling Course: What is the big deal for finance?

Agent Based Modelling: What is the big deal for finance?

18th October, 10-4pm.  Location: 41 St Luke Street, London, EC2A 4DP

Agent Based Modelling (ABM) is a key new technique for exploring complex economic problems. It can represent complex interactions between agents over time under different scenarios. It can be used to better understand and mitigate risks and identify and accentuate opportunities. It is a key tool recommended by people such as Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England​ and Richard Bookstabber, former Securities and Exchange Commission regulator and Treasury department adviser. Current users include government depts and agencies, banks, major retailers and the military amongst others. This course would allow you to understand how ABMs are best used to inform decisions in the finance sector. It is given by people who have both built and used ABMs.

Objectives of the course:

To help non-modellers and modellers to understand:

  • the potential of ABMs to help inform strategic decisions in finance

NEKS Ltd Conference: Towards Smarter Regulation Through Building Trust

Towards Smarter Regulation Through Building Trust

30th October 2017. 2pm-6pm followed by a drinks reception.

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Adelaide House, London, EC4R 9HA.

Getting rid of redtape was seen as a key motivator for the Brexit vote and now there is an opportunity to develop new innovative approaches to regulation that are more effective with less red tape. We will be holding a half day conference on designing and delivering smarter regulation drawing on behavioural, institutional and complexity economics.

"So it doesn’t matter to me who you are. If you’re a tax-dodger, we’re coming after you.  If you’re an accountant, a financial adviser or a middleman who helps people to avoid what they owe to society, we’re coming after you too.  An economy that works for everyone is one where everyone plays by the same rules." Theresa May, Prime Minister, 5th May 2016

CECAN Seminar: "Evaluating sustainability – is it possible? A case for focusing on evaluating decision-making for sustainable development"

Dorothy Lucks

CECAN Seminar: "Evaluating sustainability – is it possible?  A case for focusing on evaluating decision-making for sustainable development"

Wednesday 8th November 2017, 12.45 - 2pm, Food Standards Agency (FSA), 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH 

You are warmly invited to participate in a CECAN Seminar with Dr. Dorothy Lucks, Director of Sustainable Development Facilitation (SDF Global Pty Ltd) 

Seminar Abstract: 

The complexity of sustainability is immense, yet many policies and plans now have sustainability as an aim. While it is difficult to empirically  evaluate sustainability outcomes, it is possible to evaluate the process of decision-making to identify if decision-making is becoming more informed and working towards balancing social, economic and environmental priorities. Examples from doctoral research of two case studies, one in Australia, one in the Philippines on decision-making processes.

Dr. Dorothy Lucks:

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