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Numerical simulations highlight combination of factors threatening coastal flooding

19 Jun 2018

As global temperatures are projected to rise, extreme sea levels could further intensify the risk of coastal flooding, a new study has found. The research team, led by Michalis Vousdoukas (European Commission), used a series of numerical simulations to estimate the future contribution of different extreme sea level components (storm surge, wind-driven waves, tides, mean sea-level change) and their uncertainties under both moderate-mitigation and a no mitigation scenarios. Their results show that while the underlying long term se...

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Oriel-INET Oxford Graduate Scholarship

17 May 2018

Oriel College has teamed up with the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School to provide an annual scholarship to a prospective graduate student at INET Oxford who will become a member of Oriel’s community. The Scholarship assists the graduate by covering the College fee and providing a stipend for research, helping to remove financial burdens. This is a pioneering development for Oriel College to be partnering with INET Oxford to support graduates in this way.  Details on the first recipie...

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A fifth of global power generation assets at risk of being stranded if the world were to meet its climate goals

08 May 2018

A fifth of current global power plant capacity is at risk of becoming stranded in order to meet the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement, new research from INET Oxford at the Oxford Martin School has found. Power plants are amongst the world’s largest emitters of CO2, the main cause for global warming. Future emissions from plants already in operation will overshoot the target for stabilising temperatures at 1.5-2°C above pre-industrial levels by 60 gigatons of CO2, the researchers say. On top of this, a f...

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Eric Beinhocker talks to Oxide Radio

18 Apr 2018

Professor Eric Beinhocker, Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, has been interviewed as part of the Oxide Radio programme, Oxford Today. Among the topics discussed are sustainable economics, the rise of populism and the work of INET Oxford and the Oxford Martin School.  Please click here to listen to the interview and to find other shows in this series. Oxford Today is Oxide Radio's primetime interview series presented by Station Manager Theo Davies-Lewis. Ev...

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Understanding demand-side solutions to climate change

05 Apr 2018

The extent to which changes in consumption habits, norms and individual lifestyles can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not well understood. Climate policy research has—for the most part—examined the conditions under which decarbonisation can be achieved by low-carbon technologies. In the future, research on this “supply side” should be complemented by a stronger focus on demand-side solutions. This is the recommendation by a team of researchers to which INET’s Cameron Hepburn and Lin...

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Economic Impacts of Stabilising Global Temperatures at 1.5°C Warming

03 Apr 2018

A new study conducted by authors at INET Oxford and the Oxford Martin School shows that there are significant economic benefits to realising the aims of the Paris Agreement and limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C warming. Dr Felix Pretis from The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, together with Moritz Schwarz, Kevin Tang, Karsten Haustein, and Myles Allen at the University of Oxford, use a new set of climate projections and empirical estimates of how climate affects economic...

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Upcoming Climate Econometrics Events

08 Mar 2018

Climate Econometrics, a project within the Emod Programme at INET Oxford, will be presenting its research at two distinguished events in the coming months.   Firstly, Luke Jackson, Felix Pretis and colleagues will present at a session of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly this April in Vienna. The EGU General Assembly 2018 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where sci...

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New research shows extent of women's lead in UK employment boom

05 Mar 2018

New research published this week by the Institute of New Economic Thinking highlights the extent of women's employment in the UK in recent years, and how the combination of legislative change and the financial crisis have led to the closing of gender gaps in work. Despite the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on employment in the UK, numbers in employment have now soared to new heights. From late 2007 to late 2017, total employment has grown by over 2.5 million, making the UK an outstanding performer internationally in tho...

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Our World in Data receives further support to develop work on presenting global development

28 Feb 2018

  Our World in Data at the Oxford Martin School has received support of £620,128 from German entrepreneur, businesswoman and philanthropist, Susanne Klatten. The free online publication Our World in Data presents a global overview on how living conditions are changing. The aim is to show, through the visualisation of empirical data, how health, education, poverty, violence, hunger and environmental conditions are changing over time, across the world. Recent work by the programme looks at the decline of materna...

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Alex Teytelboym named Deputy Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme

22 Feb 2018

The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Teytelboym as the Deputy Director of its Economics of Sustainability Programme. Alex will provide leadership for the programme alongside its Director, Professor Cameron Hepburn. Alex was appointed associate professor in Oxford’s Department of Economics in 2017 and previously served as the Otto Poon Research Fellow in the Economics of Sustainability Programme. Alex received a BSc in economics from the LSE and...

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Good climate policy can contribute more to a growing economy than previously thought, according to new research co-authored by Oxford University.

05 Feb 2018

Carbon pricing not only averts damage from climate change but can also spur growth and ensure long-term prosperity.  The new study published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management sheds new light on the potential opportunities arising from climate protection policies as a driver for investment. Carbon pricing is a widely accepted as a key to decarbonising the economy by regulating the emissions, but the research has shown how carbon pricing could actually be used to stimulate economic growth.  Carbon ...

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Our World in Data receives research grant to further work on presenting global development

02 Feb 2018

A grant of almost $1.8 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is enabling Oxford Martin programme Our World in Data to secure and enhance its work presenting the empirical research and data on global development. The free online publication Our World in Data presents a global overview on how living conditions are changing. The aim is to show, through the visualisation of empirical data, how health, education, poverty, violence, hunger and environmental conditions are changing over time, across the world. Recent wor...

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