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Local government Formula Funding in England since 2013/14: Lessons for future funding models


Working Paper | Local Government Formula Funding in England since 2013/14: Lessons for Future Funding Model May 2018 Author: Vine, Jim. Abstract: Since 2013/14, local government in […]

14 May, 2018


Competition and Risk-Taking in Investment banking


Author: Degl’Innocenti, M and Fiordelisi, F and Girardone, C and Radić, N.
Research Output: Published Paper
Research Stream:Local Economic Growth
How does competition affect the investment banking business and the risks individual institutions are exposed to? Using a large sample of investment banks operating in seven developed economies over 1997-2014…Read more

6 April, 2018


Prospect theory and IPO returns in China


Author:Wang, Z and Su, B and Coakley, JM and Shen, Z.
Research Output: Published Paper
Research Stream:Local Economic Growth
This paper provides a new cumulative prospect theory (PT) perspective on IPOs by proposing a median-based expected skewness measure as the reference point for potential investors…Read more


Ensemble pruning for glaucoma detection in an unbalanced data set


Authors: Adler, Werner,. Gefeller, O,. Horn, FK,. Gul, Asma,. Khan, Zardad,. Lausen, Berthold,.
Research Output: Published Paper
Research Stream: Methodologies for Big Data
Year of publication: 2016
Random forests are successful classifier ensemble methods consisting of typically 100 to 1000 classification trees. Ensemble pruning techniques reduce the computational cost, especially the memory demand…Read more

5 April, 2018


An evolutionary approach to a combined mixed integer programming model of seaside operations as arise in container ports


Authors: Alsoufi, Ghazwan,. Salhi, Abdel,. Yang, Xinan,.
Research Output: Published Paper
Research Stream: Methodologies for Big Data
This paper puts forward an integrated optimisation model that combines three distinct problems, namely berth allocation, quay crane assignment, and quay crane scheduling that arise in container ports…Read more


Scalable Visualisation of Sentiment and Stance


Author: Chamberlain, Jon., Kruschwitz, Udo. and Hoeber, Orland.
Research Output: Published Paper
Research Stream:Methodologies for Big Data
Natural language processing systems have the ability to analyse not only the sentiment of human language, but also the stance of the speaker. Representing this information visually from…Read more

4 April, 2018


Local Government Formula Funding in England since 2013/14: Lessons for Future Funding Models


Author: Vine, Jim
Research Output: Working Paper
Research Stream: Support for Vulnerable People
Working Paper number:WPS2018-22
Since 2013/14, local government in England has received funding allocations on the basis of a set of funding formulas that were last recalculated around 2012, using data from that period and…Read more

12 March, 2018


Open outcry versus electronic trading: tests of market efficiency on crude palm oil futures


Authors: Neil Kellard, Stuart Snaith, and Norzalina Ahmad.
Research output: Published Paper
Research Stream:Local Economic Growth
Year of publication: 2017
Given the widespread transfer of trading to electronic platforms we ask whether such trading is more efficient than open outcry. Examining the Crude Palm Oil market from 1995:06 to…Read More

15 February, 2018


Access to Bank Credit: The Role of Awareness of Government Initiatives for UK SMEs


Authors: Raffaella Calabrese, Claudia Girardone, and Mingchen Sun.
Research output: Published Paper
Research Stream:Local Economic Growth
Year of publication: 2017
Due to the vital role that SMEs play in most countries, issues relating specifically to their access to bank credit remain a key concern for both academics and practitioners. To encourage banks to…Read More

5 February, 2018


“Birds of a Feather” Fail Together: Exploring the Nature of Dependency in SME Defaults


Authors: Raffaella Calabrese, Galina Andreeva and Jake Ansell.
Research output: Published Paper
Research Stream:Local Economic Growth
Year of publication: 2017
This article studies the effects of incorporating the interdependence among London small business defaults into a risk analysis framework using the data just before the financial crisis. We propose…Read More


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