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Carbon dividend from polluters to households could win over the public

31 Jul 2018

Political acceptability is the biggest challenge for the introduction of ambitious carbon pricing schemes aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. But using the revenue to pay a dividend to households could make carbon pricing a succes...

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Collective Awareness - A conversation with Prof Farmer

20 Jul 2018

INET Oxford Complexity Economics Programme Director has been in converstation with edge.org on the subject of Collective Awareness.  Edge.org was launched in 1996 as the online version of "The Reality Club". The Reality Club was an informal gathering of intellectuals who met from 1981 to 1996 to present their work with the understanding that they will be challenged. The motto of the Club was inspired by the late artist-philosopher James Lee Byars: "To arrive at the edge of the world&#...

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INET Oxford at the Sea Level Futures Conference

09 Jul 2018

Luke Jackson attended the Sea-Level futures conference in Liverpool, an international meeting of around 70 sea-level scientists, and presented current research with Felix Pretis, Andrew Martinez and Katarina Juselius (University of Copenhagen) using econometrics to explore the impact of ice sheet interactions upon projections of future sea-level change. Over the two days, the group listened to talk and poster presentations on all aspects of sea-level change. Two particular themes stood out - closure of the global sea-level budget o...

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Inequality and Ordinary Living Standards in Rich Countries: Shared Challenges and Contrasting Fortunes

03 Jul 2018

This new book published by Oxford University Press, edited by Brian Nolan and written with twenty collaborators, analyses what has been happening to inequality and ordinary living standards in ten affluent OECD countries in recent decades. This is motivated by the widely-shared concern that rising inequality and stagnating incomes threaten economic performance, social solidarity and political stability. The most striking feature it identifies is just how varied the experiences of these countries have been. The US, with a particular...

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INET Oxford Provides Insights for G20

02 Jul 2018

The annual G20 meeting of major economies is informed by leading think tanks and academic institutions through the T20 process. The T20 is in turn supported by a network called the Council for Global Problem Solving (CGP).  The CGP publishes policy analysis and advice for the G20 and INET Oxford Professors Eric Beinhocker, Cameron Hepburn, and Doyne Farmer provided a G20 Insight paper on accelerating the tipping point to a clean energy economy.  The paper can be read here. The paper summarises work by multi...

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The Future of Macroeconomics

02 Jul 2018

Professor John Muellbauer gave an address at the European Central Bank (ECB) at a colloquium on the Future of Central Banking held in honour of Vitor Constancio. The president of the ECB, Mario Draghi, and the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, were both in attendance. Prof. Muellbauer’s talk provided a strong critique of the macroeconomic models commonly used by central banks, responded to recent counter-attacks on that critique, and outlined a research programme for making progress in developing empirically gro...

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Cameron Hepburn made New Director for the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

26 Jun 2018

Professor Cameron Hepburn has been announced as the new Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and from October 2018 will lead the School in its growing portfolio of research and education to shape business practices, government policy and stakeholder engagement on the environment. As an Oxford economist, Cameron brings with him a wealth of expertise relating to energy, resources, climate and the environment. He is a world-recognised thinker on energy and climate policy, having served as an advisor to ...

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INET Oxford Summer Research Update - 2018

21 Jun 2018

INET Oxford held it’s Annual Summer Research Meeting on 11th June at the Oxford Martin School.  This has become an annual tradition where researchers from all of the INET Oxford programmes gather to give brief “greatest hits” presentations of their research, and discuss and debate current topics. As well as INET Oxford faculty, postdocs, and students, the event is attended by researchers and staff from our partner departments and colleges. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the ...

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Numerical simulations highlight combination of factors threatening coastal flooding

19 Jun 2018

As global temperatures are projected to rise, extreme sea levels could further intensify the risk of coastal flooding, a new study has found. The research team, led by Michalis Vousdoukas (European Commission), used a series of numerical simulations to estimate the future contribution of different extreme sea level components (storm surge, wind-driven waves, tides, mean sea-level change) and their uncertainties under both moderate-mitigation and a no mitigation scenarios. Their results show that while the underlying long term se...

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Oriel-INET Oxford Graduate Scholarship

17 May 2018

Oriel College has teamed up with the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School to provide an annual scholarship to a prospective graduate student at INET Oxford who will become a member of Oriel’s community. The Scholarship assists the graduate by covering the College fee and providing a stipend for research, helping to remove financial burdens. This is a pioneering development for Oriel College to be partnering with INET Oxford to support graduates in this way.  Details on the first recipie...

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A fifth of global power generation assets at risk of being stranded if the world were to meet its climate goals

08 May 2018

A fifth of current global power plant capacity is at risk of becoming stranded in order to meet the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement, new research from INET Oxford at the Oxford Martin School has found. Power plants are amongst the world’s largest emitters of CO2, the main cause for global warming. Future emissions from plants already in operation will overshoot the target for stabilising temperatures at 1.5-2°C above pre-industrial levels by 60 gigatons of CO2, the researchers say. On top of this, a f...

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Eric Beinhocker talks to Oxide Radio

18 Apr 2018

Professor Eric Beinhocker, Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, has been interviewed as part of the Oxide Radio programme, Oxford Today. Among the topics discussed are sustainable economics, the rise of populism and the work of INET Oxford and the Oxford Martin School.  Please click here to listen to the interview and to find other shows in this series. Oxford Today is Oxide Radio's primetime interview series presented by Station Manager Theo Davies-Lewis. Ev...

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