How the world’s first Social Impact Bond drained public resources, and why the market model fails forward

In today’s blog, Robert Ogman argues that success stories on the social investment market are hiding inconvenient truths, and require honest rethink about such risky and expensive policy experiments In 2009, when governments took on enormous debts to rescue the … Continue reading

How the world’s first Social Impact Bond drained public resources, and why the market model fails forward

In today’s blog, Robert Ogman argues that success stories on the social investment market are hiding inconvenient truths, and require honest rethink about such risky and expensive policy experiments In 2009, when governments took on enormous debts to rescue the … Continue reading

Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on Cities in Europe: Chapter on the Social Investment Market

CURA Researcher Robert Ogman has published a chapter on the social investment market in a recently published book on Urban Austerity in Europe. Robert’s chapter discusses the relationship between austerity policies and the social investment market, showing government’s turn towards Social Impact … Continue reading

Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on Cities in Europe: Chapter on the Social Investment Market

CURA Researcher Robert Ogman has published a chapter on the social investment market in a recently published book on Urban Austerity in Europe. Robert’s chapter discusses the relationship between austerity policies and the social investment market, showing government’s turn towards Social Impact … Continue reading

Regional Savings Banks and the Financial Crisis in Spain

The sovereign debt crisis that put the Spanish socialist (PSOE) government under pressure to begin an austerity programme in May 2010  started two years earlier in a crisis of the financial system.  Whilst central government initially dismissed it as a … Continue reading

Regional Savings Banks and the Financial Crisis in Spain

The sovereign debt crisis that put the Spanish socialist (PSOE) government under pressure to begin an austerity programme in May 2010  started two years earlier in a crisis of the financial system.  Whilst central government initially dismissed it as a … Continue reading

CURA’s Launch Conference: some reflections

Valeria Guarneros-Meza and Adrian Bua report on CURA’s inaugural conference Last week we held our two day launch conference. Throughout the four panels there were significant discussions that we need to consider in developing our understanding and study of austerity. Many of … Continue reading

CURA’s Launch Conference: some reflections

Valeria Guarneros-Meza and Adrian Bua report on CURA’s inaugural conference Last week we held our two day launch conference. Throughout the four panels there were significant discussions that we need to consider in developing our understanding and study of austerity. Many of … Continue reading

Investigating the Ethical Turn in Finance: Symposium Report

On 17 September 2015, a one-day symposium was held in Leicester to discuss the “seeming ‘social’ and ‘ethical’ turn of finance in the context of the global economic crisis”. The symposium was a joint endeavour organised by academics at three … Continue reading

Investigating the Ethical Turn in Finance: Symposium Report

On 17 September 2015, a one-day symposium was held in Leicester to discuss the “seeming ‘social’ and ‘ethical’ turn of finance in the context of the global economic crisis”. The symposium was a joint endeavour organised by academics at three … Continue reading