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Eric Beinhocker speaks on the future of the EU

04 Aug 2017

INET Oxford Executive Director Eric Beinhocker spoke at France’s annual summer gathering of economists, policymakers, and media in Aix-en-Provence.  Hosted by Le Cercle des Economiques, the event gathers 4,000 people and 230 s...

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Successful INET Young Scholars Inequality Working Group Events

19 Jul 2017

The INET Young Scholars Inequality Working Group (IWG) has organized two successful events in June 2017. *** On June 11th and 12th the working group organized an Interactive Inequality Workshop in collaboration with the Atlantic Fellows Programme and the International Inequalities Institute (III) at the London School of Economics. The IWG was awarded an event grant from INET YSI which enabled young scholars from across Europe, the Americas and Asia to attend the workshop. The first day included presentations by all partici...

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Special agents offer modeling upgrade

14 Jul 2017

After playing a key role in the fight against Ebola, agent-based models are poised to help decision-makers tackle other disease outbreaks, economic turbulence, and more. Work by INET Oxford's Prof Doyne Farmer has been mentioned in an interesting article in PNAS, written by M. Mitchell Waldrop. The article discusses the work done by the Complexity Economics team in collaboration with the Bank of England. To read the full article please click here.

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INET Oxford Summer Update 2017

29 Jun 2017

In the words of Eric  Beinhocker, our Executuve Director, 'Everything is Awesome' at INET Oxford.  Eric rounded off an afternoon of presentations by INET Oxford Directors, postdocs and students by congratulating everyone on all their hard work and fantastic results from the past year. Members of each Programme presented highlights of their current work to colleagues from INET and the University at large in our annual Summer Research Update. This was then followed by some celebratory drinks and nibbles at the Ox...

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The Future of Work & Income at Blavatnik Conference

26 Jun 2017

What can the state do to address inequality and fairness issues? What are some of the more targeted solutions for addressing inequality, and how do they compare to broader policies, such as Basic Income? What are some of the ethical and philosophical concerns around these policies? What does this all mean for the future of work?  A panel discussion with: Mr Eric Beinhocker, Executive Director, INET Oxford Dr Geraldine Buckingham, Global Head of Corporate Strategy, BlackRock Dr Donald Kaberuka, Co-Chair, Commission on Sta...

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Trump's Coal Bet Faces a Tough Foe: Moore's Law

22 Jun 2017

Research by INET Oxford's Prof Doyne Farmer & Francois Lafond has been used in an article on Bloomberg view. The article discusses President Trump's recent withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement and his reasons for this. These reasons are then reflected against the work of Doyne & Francois.  Read the full article here. Below is the abstract and the full paper can be accessed here. Recently it has become clear that many technologies follow a generalized version of Moore’s law, i.e. co...

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An age-old problem? Exploring Britain’s new wealth divides

09 Jun 2017

INET Oxford Professors Brian Nolan (Director of the Employment, Equity and Growth Programme) and John Muellbauer joined a panel discussion chaired by the Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation, and former Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts to discuss ‘An age-old problem? Exploring Britain’s new wealth divides’. The event was held at The Oxford Martin School in partnership with the Resolution Foundation, who are a major funder of the activities of the Employment, Equity and Growth Progra...

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After Piketty Book Launch

31 May 2017

The new book "After Piketty: the future agenda for economics and inequality" was presented on May 11 2017 at the Graduate Center - CUNY, New York with the participation of Heather Boushey, Janet Gornick, Paul Krugman, Branko Milanovic, and INET Oxford's Visiting Fellow, Salvatore Morelli.  Salvatore has also contributed to the new book with a chapter on "rising inequality and economic instabilty". The video and the transcripts of the event can be found here

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New Chartbook of Economic Inequality

22 May 2017

We are glad to inform you that our colleagues Salvatore Morelli and Max Roser, in collaboration with the late Sir Tony Atkinson, and Joe Hasell, have just created the new 2017 version of the Chartbook of Economic Inequality.    The Chartbook is a unique data resource providing long-run evidence about 5 different dimensions of economic inequality in 25 countries, covering the period from 1900 up to the most recent figure. For each country there is a single graph, with info...

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Professor Andreas Löschel provides expert testimony to the German Parliament

18 May 2017

Oxford Martin Visiting fellow Professor Andreas Löschel provided an expert testimony to the finance committee of the German Parliament on 15th May 2017. He spoke about the necessity and advantages of introducing comprehensive CO2-pricing in Germany, on the occasion of planned amendments to the German energy tax law. INET Oxford's researchers Professor Cameron Hepburn and Dr Linus Mattauch (both Economics of Sustainability), as well as Oliver Kaldenegger of the University of Muenster, contributed to the preparation of the t...

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Did Milton Friedman cook his numbers?

04 May 2017

In a series of famous papers, Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz laid out the empirical case for Friedman's monetary theory, most notably his theory on the velocity of money and its relationship to inflation.  In a recent VoxEU post INET Oxford's Prof. Sir David Hendry, and Dr. Neil Ericsson and Stedman Hood of the US Federal Reserve, analyse and question a number of adjustments and assumptions made in those canonical papers.  They report:   "the current column re-examines Milton Friedman’s em...

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Symposium for the Stern Stiglitz Commission on Carbon Prices

03 May 2017

INET Oxford's researchers Professor Cameron Hepburn and Dr Linus Mattauch (both Economics of Sustainability) are convening an international symposium on carbon pricing in cooperation with the French Development Bank (AFD) and the World Bank Group. The symposium will take place in the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris on May 17. Its rationale is to facilitate academic dialogue on carbon pricing in connection with the World Bank's High Level Commission on Carbon Prices, which will deliver its report later this month. ...

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