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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 ...

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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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New Tools Give Better Picture, Literally, of Financial-System Risk

25 Apr 2017

Researchers are using network analytics and advanced data modeling to identify weak spots in the system that otherwise might go unnoticed.  This type of analysis is part of a growing area of research that is changing how regulators and banks manage financial risk. Network analytics as well as new modeling approaches, allow researchers to show how thousands or millions of iterations of apparently simple financial exchanges or actions together can create a far more complex and at times unstable financial system than tradition...

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The Great Recession’s impact on children is not finished, by far

13 Apr 2017

Nearly ten years after the first financial shock waves rippled through the world economy, generating a global recession, the track record of high income countries in protecting children from its worst effects, is mixed. A new book, Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on child poverty in rich countries, published by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, in collaboration with sixteen international research institutions, provides a detailed account of the effects of the crisis, and government policy re...

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INET Young Scholars Inequality Working Group Remembers Sir Tony Atkinson

03 Apr 2017

The INET Young Scholars Inequality Working Group (IWG) has recently hosted a webinar Remembering Sir Tony Atkinson with Dr. Salvatore Morelli. Members of the IWG reflected on his contribution to inequality studies during a 1.5 hour interactive webinar. Professor Sir Tony Atkinson has been involved with the working group in the past (see www.theiwg.org).    Dr. Salvatore Morelli (INET Oxford, University of Naples) gave a heartwarming presentation titled Putting people first: in memo...

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As job automation marches on, how can leaders guard against mass unemployment?

27 Mar 2017

In a policy brief ahead of this year’s G20 summit in Germany, Oxford Martin Citi Fellow Carl Frey has outlined the changes needed to make ‘the digital revolution work for many’ when it comes to jobs and growth. The brief forms part of the Oxford Martin School’s contribution to the Think 20 (T20) Group, a network of organisations chosen to provide expert policy advice to the G20. The School is contributing to the work of two task forces: one on the digital economy and one on social cohesion and inequality....

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