PhD Scholarship at University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is seeking applications for a fully funded PhD project on The Epidemiology of Banking Crises: a historical and empirical approach. Details are available here: DEADLINE 15 JANUARY 2015

The project will be co-supervised by Professor Catherine Schenk (Economic History) and Professor Rowland Kao (Applied Mathematics). In this project, highly textured institutional quantitative and qualitative data available from the archives of banks and regulators will be linked to bespoke epidemiological models to generate step change insights regarding the ecosystems of international banking. Such an approach offers an opportunity for fresh methodological innovation as well as revising our understanding of how these highly complex social networks operate, by testing out the ways that crisis and ‘disease’ are transmitted among populations of institutions and redefining thresholds of ex ante ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ populations.