About Us

About INET Oxford

The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School (INET Oxford) is a multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to applying leading-edge thinking from the social and physical sciences to global economic challenges.

INET Oxford has over 75 affiliated scholars from disciplines that include economics, mathematics, computer science, physics, biology, ecology, geography, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, history, political science, public policy, business, and law working on its various programmes. INET Oxford is a research centre within the University of Oxford’s Martin School, a community of over 300 scholars working on the major challenges of the 21st century and has partnerships with nine academic departments and colleges.

INET Oxford pursues research across nine thematic areas:

  • Financial system stability
  • Economic inequality
  • Economic growth and innovation
  • The economics of sustainability
  • Technology and the economy
  • Risk and resilience
  • Ethics and economics
  • The future of capitalism
  • The foundations of economic theory and methodology

INET Oxford was founded in 2012 as the result of a grant by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), a New York based philanthropic organisation that was created in the wake of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis to promote innovative, policy relevant economic research.

Our mission

To develop new economic knowledge that fundamentally advances a scientific understanding of the economy and contributes insights into addressing major economic and social challenges.

What makes INET Oxford unique:

  • Highly multi-disciplinary
  • Pioneers in developing/applying new economics toolkit
  • Not constrained by prior theory, challenge orthodoxy
  • Empirically grounded
  • Focus on relevance and impact

How we measure our success—impact on

  • Scholarship
  • Public policy
  • Public debate
  • Training the next generation

Our Theory of Change

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Organisation & Governance

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Funders and Partners

INET Oxford was created with founding grants from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), the Open Society Foundations (OSF), and the Oxford Martin School, as well as general support from the University of Oxford.

We are also grateful for the support and partnership of a number of research funding agencies, philanthropic foundations, charitable organizations, corporations, and individual donors, including:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • British Academy
  • Citi Group
  • European Commission
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • MAVA Foundation
  • MS Amlin Insurance
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Nuffield Foundation
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Partners for a New Economy
  • Resolution Foundation
  • Robertson Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • UK Energy Catapult Programme
  • UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Studying with us

As a research centre INET Oxford is unable to admit students; this is done through one of the Academic Departments:

For further information on applying to the University please see the admissions website.

Once admitted we then involve students in our research in various ways if their work is aligned with certain projects here at INET Oxford.

Click here to see our latest research areas

Visiting us

We have a lively visitors programme here at INET Oxford. To become a visitor:

  • Explore our programme pages to see if any of our work aligns with your own
  • Contact dorothy.nicholas@inet.ox.ac.uk with your CV. We can only accept visitors who are at Post-graduate level and above.
  • If a visit is agreed you will be advised on the process of applying as a visitor through an appropriate Academic Department
  • The Department will act as your host and deal with administrative & immigration issues whilst you will sit and work with INET Oxford, all co-ordinated by the INET Admin Team

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that during the uncertainty of the current situation, our visitors programme will run virtually. A visitor will still need to be sponsored by an INET Director and go through an (altered) Departmental Visitor process. Virtual visitors will be asked to engage with our team via online platforms such as Teams or Zoom as well as via email. We ask that our academic visitors give a talk during their visit, this will be done via Zoom during the virtual visit.

Working with us

Our vacancies are advertised in three places:

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