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Book Launch at World Bank Event

11 Dec 2017

The new book edited by Professors Cameron Hepburn of the INET Oxford Economics of Sustainability Programme and Kirk Hamilton of the World Bank will be launched at an event held by the World Bank in February. ...

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The Wealth of Nature

29 Nov 2017

Oxford University economists have today issued an urgent international ‘wake-up call’ around nature’s continued decline and the grave threat posed to global prosperity by ignoring it. New research by members of INET Oxford's Economics of Sustainbability programme and the Oxford Martin School, commissioned by the Green Economy Coalition, has revealed that governments can be ignorant to the economic value of nature, and the extent to which national and global wealth depends on it. The researchers a...

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The COP 23: hopeless attempt or last hope?

22 Nov 2017

Image Credit: NASA by Alexander Pfeiffer As the sun rises on this Monday morning of the second week of the U.N. climate conference I am sitting in the train on my way to Bonn for my third attendance at this conference. I just landed in Dusseldorf, coming from New York, and wonder what to expect from this COP 23, the 23rd Conference of the Parties. I am oddly aware of the irony of flying in from overseas to discuss ways to protect the climate and now sitting in a train that is powered by electricity. Electricity that still com...

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Maarten Scholl wins European Best Quant Finance Thesis Award

13 Nov 2017

On November 3 2017, Maarten Scholl won the Best Quantitative Finance MSc Thesis Award for his thesis entitled “The Role of Central Clearing Parties in Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets”.   This annual award, open to students from the BeNeLux and Scandinavia, was established by Top Quants, Quants@VU and Ernst & Young. Maarten is a graduate of the joint University of Amsterdam/Free University Amsterdam MSc program in Computational Science. His thesis was written under the supervision of Dr. ...

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Updates from COP23

07 Nov 2017

Follow this page for regular updates from our COP 23 reporter/co-ordinator, Alexander Pfeiffer. COP 23 Daily Blog – Day 12 (Week 2), Friday Nov. 17, 2017 Young European Leadership: Millennials, Accepting the Challenge. Braver, Further, Faster. by Shrina Kurani These past two weeks have been the ultimate convening of experts and the people in a position of power to put that expert knowledge to work. But today, the Young European Leadership had its first Press Conference at COP23! After two wee...

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Young Scholars Initiative a success at Festival for New Economic Thinking

03 Nov 2017

INET Oxford had a strong presence at the Festival for New Economic Thinking that took place at the end of October in Edinburgh. INET Oxford was one of the contributing partners. Our DPhil students Tahnee Ooms and Nils Rochowicz acted as coordinators of their respective YSI working groups; the Inequality Working Group and the Complexity Economics Working Group.    INET Oxford researchers and students presented at the festival and it was a great opportunity to showcase their res...

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Making Macroeconomic Models fit Reality better - Oxford Martin School Blog Post

02 Nov 2017

This piece was written by Prof Sir David Hendry, Director of the Economic Modelling Programme at INET Oxford. It is part of the Oxford Martin School Blog Series and for further information on the series please click here. Macroeconomic analyses and empirical modelling have faced many problems since their failure to predict the Great Recession. A key difficulty is that current theories are now seen to be poor guides to how economies actually function, particularly because economies can experience sudden large shifts, ...

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Deciding between alternative approaches in macroeconomics

24 Oct 2017

Macroeconomics faces many problems since the failure to predict the Great Recession. These include theories that are now seen to be poor guides to how economies function and data that are not fully accurate, leading to economic policies that do not have their expected effects, and forecasts that go awry. To improve empirical macroeconomic models, I propose replacing the current dominant paradigm of using just one of the four main methods of deciding between alternative models (namely theory analyses, empirical evidence, policy r...

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Energy Retreat with US Congressional Leaders

11 Oct 2017

Eric Beinhocker, INET Oxford Executive Director, participated in a four day retreat with US Congressional leaders on “Energy for America: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions.” The bi-partisan meeting was organised by the Aspen Institute and included twenty-one Members of Congress from both parties and from both the House and Senate, as well as experts from business and academia. The meeting was held in Oslo, Norway, with participation by both Norway’s Foreign Minister and Environment Minister. &nb...

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New report investigates increasing inequality in rich countries and why this should be taken seriously

21 Sep 2017

The Oxford Martin School in partnership with Citi have published a new Global Perspectives and Solutions (GPS) report highlighting how inequality has been increasing within the rich countries of the OECD, with potentially far-reaching economic, social and political implications. Inequality and Prosperity in the Industrialized World: Addressing a Growing Challenge sets out how income inequality has risen in most OECD countries in recent decades.  The recession following the global financial crisis has exacerbated this t...

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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 speakers from 30 countries for 3 days of intense discussions on challenges faced by France, Europe, and the world.  Eric spoke on the “Future of Social Europe” and argued that the EU faces four interlinked crises:  1) the euro, 2) Brexit, 3) migration, and 4) democratic legitima...

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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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