Systemic risk

What can complexity research contribute to making our society and economy diverse, resilient and sustainable?

Our main research questions

Why do systems collapse? What is the probability of collapse? 

Can we predict when and under which circumstances collapse will occur?

In which way do we need to regulate complex systems to avoid collapse and reach optimally resilient systems?

How stable are our social, financial and economic systems?

How can we quantify systemic risk and measure the robustness of a system?

How are networks related to systemic risk?

By understanding collapse scenarios, can we understand their opposite: innovation and diversification?