INET Oxford's researchers are investigating the causes of rising inequality and middle class stagnation in many countries, links to issues such as employment and growth, and the implications for policy.
The Ethics and Economics Programme is studying the ethical foundations of the economy, particularly in light of the 2008 financial crisis. It is examining how changes might be made in the cultural values of financial institutions and a "duty of care" adopted.
INET Oxford is developing new ways to measure and manage risk and resilience in domains ranging from the financial system, to global supply chains, to climate change. The effort is also looking at human behaviour and risk and the implications for regulation.
INET Oxford is hosting an international effort to develop a new economics curriculum that will bring real world perspectives to the classroom, incorporate major advances in economic thinking, and utilise new electronic learning platforms.
INET Oxford is working on the methodological foundations of economics including efforts on reflexivity, new econometric methods, network theory, complex systems theory, agent-based modelling, evolutionary models, machine learning, Big Data, and experimental economics.