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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...

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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 11 (Week 2), Thursday Nov. 15, 2017 Transformation by Education: education day at the climate conference by Alexander Pfeiffer Today was Education Day at the COP. Just like Gender, Farmer’s, and African Day, the theme day today was heavily structured around its leitmotif with side events, high level panels, and actions. It kicked-off in the morning with a high-level ev...

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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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Special agents offer modeling upgrade

14 Jul 2017

After playing a key role in the fight against Ebola, agent-based models are poised to help decision-makers tackle other disease outbreaks, economic turbulence, and more. Work by INET Oxford's Prof Doyne Farmer has been mentioned in an interesting article in PNAS, written by M. Mitchell Waldrop. The article discusses the work done by the Complexity Economics team in collaboration with the Bank of England. To read the full article please click here.

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INET Oxford Summer Update 2017

29 Jun 2017

In the words of Eric  Beinhocker, our Executuve Director, 'Everything is Awesome' at INET Oxford.  Eric rounded off an afternoon of presentations by INET Oxford Directors, postdocs and students by congratulating everyone on all their hard work and fantastic results from the past year. Members of each Programme presented highlights of their current work to colleagues from INET and the University at large in our annual Summer Research Update. This was then followed by some celebratory drinks and nibbles at the Ox...

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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 philosophical concerns around these policies? What does this all mean for the future of work?  A panel discussion with: Mr Eric Beinhocker, Executive Director, INET Oxford Dr Geraldine Buckingham, Global Head of Corporate Strategy, BlackRock Dr Donald Kaberuka, Co-Chair, Commission on Sta...

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