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Prospect magazine interviews Tony Atkinson on his new book Inequality

14 Apr 2015

It matters that some people can buy tickets for space travel when some people are queueing for food banks.   Read Prospect’s Jonathan Derbyshire’s interview with INET Oxford’s Prof. Sir Tony Atkinson here.

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Inequality or Living Standards: Which Matters More?

13 Apr 2015

For many years inequality in income and wealth received little attention in public debate and was only a minority interest in the economics profession. Click here to read the full story.

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Don’t Blame Inequality on Technology Change

09 Apr 2015

The Guardian discusses Sir Tony Atkinson’s forthcoming new book Inequality:  What Can Be Done?   A typical response to rising economic inequality is to blame it on large-scale, unstoppable economic forces - notably globalisation and technology change.  While these forces have certainly had an impact on inequality, The Guardian notes in a discussion of Sir Tony Atkinson’s new book, Atkinson’s data and analysis show that the biggest factors have been choices of policies and designs of insti...

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Sir Tony Atkinson "Inequality" Book Launched on 23rd April

01 Apr 2015

  Inequality is one of our most urgent social problems. Curbed in the decades after World War II, it has recently returned with a vengeance. We all know the scale of the problem—talk about the 99% and the 1% is entrenched in public debate—but there has been little discussion of what we can do but despair. According to the distinguished economist Anthony Atkinson, however, we can do much more than sceptics imagine. Atkinson has long been at the forefront of research on inequality, and brings his theoretic...

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Poverty Falling but Top 1% Race Ahead

30 Mar 2015

Is the gap between rich and poor widening?  INET Oxford’s Dr. Max Roser observes it is not that simple.  By looking at empirical data across a number of countries a complex pattern emerges.  In English speaking countries inequality has followed a U-shaped pattern, rising significantly in recent decades.  But in continental European countries and Japan the pattern has been L-shaped.  These two contrasting patterns suggest that different economic, institutional, policy and other factors across these cou...

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The Fed Needs Humans

09 Mar 2015

Eric Beinhocker and David Hendry respond in a Bloomberg piece to recent proposals in the US Congress to curtail the independence of the Federal Reserve.   U.S. legislators have a radical plan for the Federal Reserve, one of the world's most powerful policy-making institutions: They want to remove human judgment from its decisions on where to set interest rates. INET Oxford Executive Director Eric Beinhocker and Professor Sir David Hendry, Director of the Economic Modelling Programme argue in a Bloomberg View piece th...

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Cameron Hepburn presents at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos

04 Mar 2015

“Our atmosphere is one of the great global commons, and we use it collectively as a sewer.” says Cameron Hepburn from the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. He says climate change remains “the mother of all problems,” and it’s vital we continue to work together for clean and affordable solutions. Cameron spoke at the WEF’s Annual Meeting in Davos earlier in the year on ‘Mitigating Climate Change’. You can watch the video here

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Review of Nature in the Balance by Helm and Hepburn

03 Mar 2015

Professor Martin Weitzman of Harvard reviews the book Nature in the Balance, a volume on the economics of biodiversity edited by Dieter Helm and INET Oxford’s Cameron Hepburn, in the Journal of Economic Literature.  Click here to read the review.

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High Speed Trading - How Fast is Too Fast?

27 Feb 2015

INET Oxford research shows trade-offs between liquidity and market stability in high speed trading   In today’s electronic financial markets a single investor can execute more than 10,000 trades a second.  Firms doing high-speed trading are willing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to gain even a millionth of a second advantage over their rivals.  While technologically impressive questions have been raised about whether this activity is actually good for the markets and society or dangerous and des...

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Highlights From Our First Two Years

29 Jan 2015

Read INET Oxford's report summarising its research from 2012-2014 and profiling its people.   Click here for the full report

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Project CRISIS Team Meets with Policymakers

28 Jan 2015

The Project CRISIS team presented its work to senior figures from central banks, multilateral institutions and the financial sector.     One of INET Oxford's major projects is CRISIS  a consortium of eleven institutions who are building a large-scale agent-based model of the interlinked financial system and macroeconomy.  The purpose of the model is to give central banks and financial regulators a new tool for designing more effective policies to promote financial system stability and economic ...

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Inequality, Growth & Prosperity paper for Inclusive Growth event

28 Jan 2015

Brian Nolan, Programme Director for Employment, Equity & Growth at INET Oxford, has written a paper to support the upcoming Inclusive Growth event to be led by His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Click here to read the full paper. On Wednesday 4th February, His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby will deliver a speech on the 'The Good Economy' and priorities for reconnecting wealth creation with social justice. The event will also fea...

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