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Time for New Economic Models

04 Jan 2016

INET Oxford’s Professor J. Doyne Farmer and Professor Robert Axtell of George Mason University write in the Christian Science Monitor about why economic models failed during the financial crisis and how agent-based modelling and Big Data present possibilities for a new generation of models.   Read the article here.

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Max Roser Wins “Chart of the Year”

22 Dec 2015

  INET Oxford’s Max Roser won the 2015 “Chart of the Year” award from the online magazine Quartz.  The chart, from Roser’s Our World in Data website, shows the proportion of people living in poverty over the past two centuries.   For the Quartz article click here.  

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The Net-Zero Imperative

22 Dec 2015

Following the conclusion of the Paris UN Climate Summit (COP 21), INET Oxford’s Eric Beinhocker and Prof. Myles Allen of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute and the Martin School, published an op-ed in Project Syndicate calling for a decrease in all carbon emissions to zero before mid-century.  They argue that this is a necessary implication of the Paris agreement, where nations set a limit on warming of 1.5 to 2 degrees and agreed to a “balance” between emissions sources and sinks.  Ma...

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Complexity Economics at the OECD

18 Dec 2015

Earlier this year the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) launched an initiative called New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC):  As the OECD describes it, "The starkness and magnitude of the recent crisis calls for a serious reflection to revisit policy approaches and build a new policy agenda for stronger, more resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth. The OECD initiative on New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) is a comprehensive organisation-wide reflection p...

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INET Oxford researchers call for more credible systemic stress tests

11 Dec 2015

Prudent policymaking is not ‘bank bashing’ Banking regulation is not about ‘bank bashing’ but prudent policymaking, and stress tests cannot yet credibly assess the health of the financial system. This is what Prof. Doyne Farmer, Alissa Kleinnijenhuis and Thom Wetzer argued in today’s Financial Times. You can read the article here or by using the following link: http://on.ft.com/1lN4VDk One of the questions that drives the research at INET is “how do we make the global financi...

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Working principles for climate-conscious investment decisions launched at Paris summit

01 Dec 2015

  A group of climate experts, led by researchers from the Oxford Martin School, have launched a set of working principles for positive engagement between investors and companies that are carbon-intensive or engaged in fossil fuel extraction. The Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative launched its working paper, ‘Working Principles for Investment in Fossil Fuels’, at the French Assemblée nationale, on the first day of the UN COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. The ...

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Lord Adair Turner Oxford Book Launch

30 Nov 2015

Lord Adair Turner, Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking  and  former Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority visited the Oxford Martin Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 24 November for a well-attended INET Oxford event launching his latest book ‘Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance’ (Princeton University Press). In introducing Lord Turner, Eric Beinhocker, Executive Director of INET Oxford, said ‘This book is the most holistic analysis of the crisis writ...

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The scientists with reasons to be cheerful

27 Nov 2015

"We’re older, wiser, healthier: Max Roser, who runs Our World in Data, uses statistics to tell the real stories about our world..."   As published by The Observer on the 15th November 2015 You can read the whole article here   Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer

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Prof. Cameron Hepburn on Economic Growth, Climate Change and Environmental Limits

16 Nov 2015

Debate about the relationship between environmental limits and economic growth has been taking place for several decades. These arguments have re-emerged with greater intensity following advances in the understanding of the economics of climate change, increases in resource and oil prices and the re-emergence of the discussion about peak oil. These issues are addressed here by Cameron Hepburn, He is Professor of environmental economics at the University of Oxford, based at the Smith School and the Institute for New Economic Thinkin...

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Max Roser 'Economic Optimist' speaks at Wired

19 Oct 2015

INET Oxford's 'Max Roser' spoke at Wired 2015 on economic optimism and 'Our World in Data'.  In order to understand global economics, you need perspective -- that's according to Max Roser, a 'data visualisation historian' at the Oxford Martin School. Alot of perspective. The good news is that all this perspective gives a surprisingly optimistic picture about the state of the world. Take the growth of GDP per capita. Most people, studies have shown, think global poverty ...

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Advance Global Australian award for Professor Cameron Hepburn

25 Sep 2015

Economist Professor Cameron Hepburn will be recognised for his work on clean technology next week at an awards ceremony honouring Australian leaders and innovators around the world. Professor Hepburn, Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School, has been selected for his work to combat climate change through three ventures he co-founded: Climate Bridge, Vivid Economics and Aurora Energy Research. “We believe one of Australia’s gre...

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Prof. Sir David Hendry on Economics and Big Data

15 Sep 2015

INET Oxford's Professor Sir David Hendry speaks to Cogent Economics and Finance about Economics and Big Data. 

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