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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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INET Oxford climate expert briefs UK House of Lords on forthcoming Energy Bill

15 Sep 2015

INET Oxford academic Professor Cameron Hepburn and Professor Myles Allen with Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage, the University of Edinburgh, and collaborators from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, have been extensively briefing Peers in advance of the Committee Stage of the Energy Bill [House of Lords] 2015-2016. The Bill is mainly tasked to create the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). In addition the Bill creates responsibilities for the OGA regarding Carbon Capture and S...

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Lord Adair Turner Book Launch - 'Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance'

14 Sep 2015

INET Oxford is delighted to welcome Lord Adair Turner to the Oxford Martin School for the launch of his book 'Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance'.  Please RSVP your attendance by registering HERE Between Debt and the Devil challenges the belief that we need credit growth to fuel economic growth, and that rising debt is okay as long as inflation remains low. In fact, most credit is not needed for economic growth—but it drives real estate booms and busts and leads t...

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'Integrating Renewable Energy' and ' Sustainable Oceans' Programmes Launched by Oxford Martin School

03 Sep 2015

Two of the new research programmes launched by the Oxford Martin School will be co-lead by academics from INET Oxford's Economics of Sustainability programme. The programmes have been launched in response to a call from the School for research within the theme 'Global Commons, Collective Responsibilities and Market Failures'.  Professor Ian Goldin, the School's Director, explained why this had been chosen as the latest research focus: "Some of the most intractable challenges we face...

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Can Biologists Fix Economics?

02 Sep 2015

The interdisciplinary Ernst Strüngmann Forum examines how biologists and evolutionary theorists might help us better understand economic systems. In February a group of economists, biologists, evolutionary theorists, anthropologists, psychologists, and computer scientists met at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies to consider how economics might gain new insights using tools and ideas from these various disciplines.  The meeting, which was hosted and supported by the Ernst Strüngmann Forum, sought to crea...

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Max Roser collaborates with Hans Rosling on BBC Documentary

01 Sep 2015

INET Oxford researcher Max Roser recently collaborated with world famous Swedish statistical showman Hans Rosling on the upcoming documentary 'Don’t Panic: How To End Poverty In 15 Years'. Roser provided the data research including statistics on poverty, fertility, child mortality, inequality, and the links with aid and trade. The programme looks at global poverty, prosperity, and inequality and in particular the extraordinary target of eradicating extreme poverty from the entir...

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