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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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INET Oxford Paper Wins Kendrick Prize

22 Sep 2014

INET Oxford's Janine Aron and John Muellbauer along with their co-authors were honoured with the Kendrick Prize for the best macroeconomic paper of the past two years.  The prize is awarded by the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW).   The paper citation and a link are below:   Janine Aron, John V. Duca, John Muellbauer, Keiko Murata, and Anthony Murphy "Credit, Housing Collateral, and Consumption: Evidence from Japan, the U.K., and the U.S.", publ...

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Royal Economics Society and World Bank Discuss Curriculum Initiative

01 Sep 2014

The CORE Curriculum Initiative at INET Oxford led by Prof. Wendy Carlin has recently received very positive coverage from two prominent institutions.  The Royal Economics Society, one of the oldest and most presitgious economics associations in the world, provided a detailed overview of the initiative in its recent newsletter to all of its members.  This will help get the word out on the initiative to economists throughout the UK as well as to the many international members of the RES.  The article can...

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Hendry and Doornik Publish New Textbook

22 Jul 2014

'Empirical Model Discovery and Theory Evaluation’ describes recent advances in econometrics, automatic model selection and forecasting   Prof. Sir David Hendry, Director of INET Oxford’s Economic Modelling Programme, and Dr. Jurgen Doornik, James Martin Fellow at INET Oxford, recently published their new textbook ‘Empirical Model Discovery and Theory Evaluation:  Automatic Model Selection in Econometrics’ from MIT Press. Models of empirical  economic phenomena are needed ...

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INET Sustainability & Wealth with the Government Economic Service

22 Jul 2014

Cameron Hepburn, Economics of Sustainability programme Director at INET Oxford, presented a seminar on Wealth at the second ‘Government Economic Service at 50’ Seminar Day at HM Treasury on Friday 18th July. The day consisted of 4 sessions attended by over 200 government economists on the topics of Wealth, Tax Structure and Economic Growth, Pro Bono Economics and finally Science, Innovation and the Economy.  Below is the outline for Cameron’s seminar and for more information o...

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Top Incomes and the Glass Ceiling

14 Jul 2014

Prof. Sir Tony Atkinson and colleagues present new research on the representation of women at top levels of income.   In the debate about top incomes, one aspect has been strikingly missing: gender. When we talk about the top 1%, how many of it are women? Is there a glass ceiling that prevents women from reaching the very top of the income distribution? These are important questions. Whatever one thinks about the share of income accruing to the top 1%, if women are seriously under-represented, then this raises questions ...

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Debating climate and capitalism at the Aspen Ideas Festival

14 Jul 2014

Eric Beinhocker brings INET Oxford thinking to Aspen's annual high-powered gathering.   Each summer for the past 9 years the Aspen Institute  in partnership with the Atlantic magazine, has gathered leading figures from politics, business, technology, academia, and the arts in the beautiful mountain town of Aspen, Colorado for its annual Ideas Festival.   This year 350 presenters and over 3,000 attendees engaged in 200 sessions on topics ranging from the future of the Middle East, to deve...

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Mathematical model illustrates our online 'copycat' behaviour

09 Jul 2014

Researchers have developed a model to examine our behaviour on online social networks, particularly the balance between copying friends and relying on provided 'best-seller' information. The researchers, including Associate Professor Felix Reed-Tsochas, Director of Complexity Economics at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the University of Oxford, examined how users are influenced in the choice of apps that they install on their Facebook pages by creating a mathematic...

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Globalisation and risk addressed in 'The Butterfly Defect'

23 Jun 2014

The systemic risks brought about by globalisation are tackled by the Oxford Martin School's Director, Professor Ian Goldin, in his new book, 'The Butterfly Defect: How Globalisation Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It', co-authored with Mike Mariathasan. Global hyperconnectivity and increased system integration have led to vast benefits, including worldwide growth in incomes, education, innovation, and technology. But rapid globalisation has also created concerns because the repercussions of local ev...

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