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Centre for Risk Research

The economic value of risk predictions based on a new web-based technology Event

Research in the virtual world
13:00 - 14:00
4 December 2015
Southampton Business School (Building 2) Room 3041 Highfield Campus University of Southampton Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Dr Ian G.J. Dawson on +44 (0) 23 8059 8094 or email .

Event details

In this Centre for Risk Research seminar, Lawrence Green will explain that as the rate of technology adoption increases, the ability to use web-based technology to aid decision making becomes increasingly important. His study demonstrates how geospatial data from Virtual globes can be used to improve decisions that have important economic consequences and measures the degree to which the public exploit this technology. In particular, he will show how complex geospatial information from a new technology can be exploited in a financial market and, using data related to real-world decisions over 18 years, examine the rate at which this information diffuses through the market. By examining the diffusion of information at market level, his results directly demonstrate the link between technology adoption and economic impact.

Speaker information

Lawrence Green,is currently studying for a PhD in Web Science which is an interdisciplinary study of the web. He works with both a Risk Research group, supervised by Professor Ming-Chien Sung, Professor Johnnie Johnson, Dr Tiejun Ma and the Web Science Institute (Electronic and Computer Sciences, University of Southampton). He has previously worked at Yoomoot, as a SEO internship and Web Development Officer, and at Switch Concepts, as a Data Analyst and Software Tester.

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