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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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Combatting Eurozone Deflation

27 Jan 2015

John Muelbauer argues not just for quantitative easing, but "helicopter money" to fight Eurozone deflation.   Writing in VoxEU.org, INET Oxford's John Muelbauer observes that Eurozone deflation is likely to become reality when the annual inflation figure for 2014 is announced in January. Muelbauer's column argues that the ECB should develop a strategy that works in the Eurozone’s unique financial setting, instead of simply following the Fed’s lead. The author proposes that the ECB ...

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Cameron Hepburn Presents at World Economic Forum’s ‘Summer Davos’

28 Oct 2014

Four Oxford Martin School academics conducted a lively interactive presentation at the World Economic Forum’s 8th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, held in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, from 10-12 September 2014. Led by the School’s Director Professor Ian Goldin, they asked: What can we learn from nature? The Annual Meeting of the New Champions convened more than 1,500 participants from 90 countries under the theme ‘Creating Value through Innovation’. This was the 12th IdeasLab host...

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OurWorldInData.org – a new web publication by INET Oxford shows how the world is changing

27 Oct 2014

www.OurWorldinData.org is a new web publication that portrays the social, economic, and environmental history of our world up to the present day. The content is based on empirical data which is visualized in interactive graphs and maps. The online publication shows how living standards around the world have changed and covers a wide range of topics: Trends in health, food provision, the growth and distribution of incomes, violence, rights, wars, education, the environment and many other aspects are empirically analyzed and visua...

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How Do We Balance Economy, Society and Environmental concerns?

10 Oct 2014

One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is how the world's poorest countries can develop in a way that is environmentally sustainable and just.  Richard Bailey of Oxford's School of Geography and Environment and INET Oxford's Sustainability Programme and colleagues recently applied the "planetary boundaries” concept, with the addition of social well-being indicators, to create a framework for “safe and just” inclusive sustainable development, integrating en...

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Resilient and Inclusive Prosperity

08 Oct 2014

INET Oxford researchers publish in Chinese Academy of Social Science journal special issue on green growth.   INET Oxford's Cameron Hepburn, Eric Beinhocker, J. Doyne Farmer, and Alex Teytelboym published an article "Resilient and Inclusive Prosperity Within Planetary Boundaries" in China and the World Economy, a publication of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, in a special issue on green growth.   The authors critically review debates over whether green growth is possible and argue that a s...

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Capital Failure: Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services

08 Oct 2014

  David Vines of INET Oxford and Balliol College and Nicholas Morris of the Oxford Policy Institute have recently published Capital Failure: Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services with Oxford University Press an edited volume of pieces from participants in the Duty of Care in Finance Project.   The book argues a loss of trust was a central cause of the Global Financial Crisis. Repairing the trustworthiness of the financial system is an urgent task. Capital Failure shows what is required to do this. Econ...

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Evolutionary Economics and Policy

08 Oct 2014

Beinhocker speaks at ITIF event on "Understanding and Maximizing America's Evolutionary Economy"   INET Executive Director Eric Beinhocker participated in a panel discussion and debate at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington DC think tank dedicated to innovation and growth policy. ITIF's President Robert Atkinson presented a paper "Understanding and Maximizing America's Evolutionary Economy" arguing that we need to move beyond neoclassical growth theory...

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CORE launch covered in FT

25 Sep 2014

The CORE curriculum development effort, led by Prof. Wendy Carlin, funded by INET and based at INET Oxford, launched its new course this autumn at universities in London, Paris, New York, Boston, Budapest, Sydney, and Bangalore.  This is the first semester that the beta version of the new interactive e-textbook developed by CORE will be taught.  The material has been created by a group of faculty drawn from around the world and with significant input from students.  The new course offers a wider variety of tools and ...

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