What is INET Oxford?

The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School (INET Oxford) is dedicated to innovative economic research that addresses major economic and social challenges.

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Our research

INET Oxford's multi-disciplinary teams are applying leading-edge tools from the social and physical sciences to problems ranging from financial system stability, to economic growth, inequality, and environmental sustainability.

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Why we need new economics

The world needs a model of economic growth and prosperity that is more inclusive, sustainable, and robust than our current model. Envisioning and shifting to such a model requires new economic thinking.

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Invention as a combinatorial process: evidence from U.S. patents

INET Oxford's Hyejin Youn and her colleagues on a US Dept. of Energy funded project show that most innovation since the 1870s has come from re-combining existing inventions.

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Prospect magazine interviews Tony Atkinson on his new book Inequality

It matters that some people can buy tickets for space travel when some people are queueing for food banks.
Read Prospect’s Jonathan Derbyshire’s interview with INET Oxford’s Prof. Sir Tony Atkinson here.
 

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The Fed Needs Humans

Eric Beinhocker and David Hendry respond in a Bloomberg piece to recent proposals in the US Congress to curtail the independence of the Federal Reserve.

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When is a bank ‚Äúsystemically important‚ÄĚ?

New research from Doyne Farmer and collaborators shows that the organisational complexity of banks may impact financial stability.

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