Research is at the core of Durham University. It shapes and inspires the disciplinary structure of our departments, several of which lead the UK - and even the world - in their fields. Research leads the content and development of our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and creates new cross-disciplinary programmes through our centres and institutes. In partnership with policy-makers, industry, healthcare and education, Durham's cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research shapes local, national and international agendas.
Links to recent research highlights and to the Research Office and other units and schemes that support our research can be found on this page.
Forthcoming research seminars
Professor Yuichi Furukawa (Chukyo University): Chaotic Industrial Revolution Cycles and Intellectual Property Protection in an Endogenous-Exogenous Growth Model
This study builds a dynamic macroeconomic model in which industrial revolutions occur cyclically due to the interaction between endogenous and exogenous growth factors.
The model shows that a sufficient protection of intellectual properties is a crucial necessary condition. In the case in which consumption and innovation are perfect substitutes, industrial revolution
cycles can be generated by an ergodically chaotic dynamical system. This explains, within a single economic model with dynamically optimizing agents, the historical fact that three industrial revolutions occurred over the last three centuries.
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