Technological advances, rapid demographic change and a warming climate are among the many major challenges facing us. A clearer understanding of what this means for our economies can help governments and business make better decisions on a range of issues, from encouraging innovation, tackling inequality, to responding to climate change.
More sustainable plastics are within our grasp, but more research is needed - report
What can be done to make heat pumps financially attractive for home heating?
Masters graduate wins climate intervention prize with central banks proposal
A recent recipient of a Masters in Economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Andrew McConnell, has been awarded €1000 and will present to the Policy Advisory Board of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition after his idea was chosen as the most promising ‘sensitive intervention point’ (SIP) that could tip the balance on climate change.
Democracies have responded more effectively to COVID-19 than autocracies, study shows
Autocracies imposed harsher lockdowns but democracies have responded more effectively to COVID-19.
University of Oxford announces fossil fuel divestment and adoption of Oxford Martin Principles
COVID-19 US employment shocks 'likely larger than Great Depression'
The U.S. is likely to see a near-term 24% drop in employment, 17% percent drop in wages, and 22% drop in economic activity as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a new study from the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.
Identifying the 'green growth tigers' of the 21st century
For the first time, economists have ranked countries’ current green production capabilities, indicating which countries are likely to be leaders in the green growth in the decades to come.
Prof Doyne Farmer, R. Maria del Rio-Chanona & Prof Cameron Hepburn in conversation: "Supply and demand shocks in the COVID-19 pandemic: an industry and occupation perspective”
16th September 2020: 5:00pm
Prof Mariana Mazzucato & Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation: "The big failure of small government: COVID-19 and public sector capacity"
13th October 2020: 5:00pm
Book Launch "Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years" with Prof Ian Goldin
14th October 2020: 5:00pm
Long Read: Robot-Proof
To dismiss the threat of automation is to get the history wrong
When it comes to debates around the future of work, there’s a distinct dichotomy. We’ve all heard tell of nightmarish scenarios where huge swathes of workers will be rendered redundant by ‘the march of the machines’. But there are also those who point to the past, to periods of hugely disruptive technological change – revolution, even – which societies have managed to survive, and dismiss the notion of a jobs apocalypse.Read it Now
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