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Computer trading and systemic risk: a nuclear perspective

Bloomfield, R. E. & Wetherilt, A. (2012). Computer trading and systemic risk: a nuclear perspective (Driver Review DR26). London, UK: Government Office for Science.


Financial markets have evolved to become complex adaptive systems highly reliant on the communication speeds and processing power afforded by digital systems. Their failure could cause severe disruption to the provision of financial services and possibly the wider economy. In this study we consider whether a perspective from the nuclear industry can provide additional insights.

Publication Type: Report
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Software Reliability
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