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Generating Prosperity for Working Families in Affluent Countries: New book and conference from Employment, Equity & Growth Programme

13 Nov 2018

Rising inequality has become such a widespread concern in rich countries primarily because it is seen to be associated with long-term stagnation in living standards for ordinary working households, compounded by the Great Recession. This...

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Mobile Money and the Economy: A Review of the Evidence

30 Oct 2018

Mobile money is a recent innovation that provides financial transaction services via mobile phone, including to the unbanked global poor. The technology has spread rapidly in the developing world, “leapfrogging” the provision of formal banking services by solving the problems of weak institutional infrastructure and the cost structure of conventional banking. This new article by Dr Janine Aron examines the evolution of mobile money and its important role in widening financial inclusion. It explores the channels of econo...

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How useful and reliable is a simplified perspective on Technological Change?

29 Oct 2018

Technological change involves many economic, social and individual human factors that are interwoven in a complex pattern; thus, technological change serves as an exemplar for a complex socio-technical system. Moreover, some individual factors central to technological change are challenging areas with more unknown than understood: among these areas are individual creative invention, scientific interplay with technology, new business formation, human/product interactions and others. In this lecture, technological change and socio-te...

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Marco Pangallo wins one of the James S. Mc Donnell foundation postdoctoral fellowships

29 Oct 2018

INET DPhil student Marco Pangallo was recently awarded one of the 2018 postdoctoral fellowships in “Understanding dynamic and multi-scale systems”. These fellowships are awarded by the James S. Mc Donnell foundation, founded by aerospace pioneer James S. McDonnell to improve the quality of life through its support of research and scholarship. These postdoctoral fellowships support research directed toward the science of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. The fellowships fund a 2-3 year postdoc to work on a to...

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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 success, new research from The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School has found. Findings from a new study on carbon pricing, published today (30 July) in Nature Climate Change, suggest policymakers need to prioritise benefits to the public over traditional economic concer...

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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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