I gave a talk on the 18th of June for a event co-hosted by the Global Policy Journal and Durham University. The title of the talk was “Complex Beyond Regulation”, and its major theme was that the global financial system is now so complex that it is beyond our skill to regulate. I took this position (that some would say is a bit extreme) partly to provoke some debate around the topic, but also because it might not be as far from the truth as we would like. The global financial system is truly complex; it is a complex network of networks governed by numerous rules and regulations. How do we regulate such a system, and how do we overcome its inertia and cope with emergent properties? Talk slides Complex Beyond Regulation WebV.
I am a Senior Lecturer of Systems and Organisation in the School of Management, University of York. He is interested in the application of complex systems theory in organisations, and how organisational culture, memory, and knowledge can be theorised as an emergent property of the system itself. I am also interested in the role of technology including, AI and machine learning on organizational decision making.
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