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Taxing meat can protect the environment

Taxing meat could be an important lever for aligning Western diets with environmental goals and can be designed such that low-income households and farmers are compensated.

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How wealth matters for social policy

Along with my colleague Professor Ive Marx of the University of Antwerp and Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, I am proud to introduce a new special issue from the Journal of European Social Policy on social policy and wealth that we have edited.

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Government action to shape markets can deliver environmental and economic success

Leading economists and scientists call on governments to learn from interventions that drove success of solar, wind and LED industries

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Rethink 'cost-benefit analysis' to tackle climate crisis

Policymakers need better analysis tools to help them tackle the systemic climate crisis, say researchers from Exeter and Oxford Universities.

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Targeted support needed to prevent automation hitting low wage workers hardest

Low-wage workers face a double blow from automation, a new study from INET Oxford has found; they are both more likely to lose their jobs due to new technologies and less likely to have the skills required to switch to newly created jobs.

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21st century crises demand new economic understanding

In an issue of The Oxford Review of Economic Policy edited by researchers from INET Oxford, leading economists, including Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Argentina's Minister of Economy Martin Guzman, call for a deep shift in how economists understand the ‘macro’ economy.

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Oxford Net Zero launches to tackle global carbon emissions

The Oxford Net Zero initiative draws on the university’s world-leading expertise in climate science and policy, addressing the critical issue of how to reach global ‘net zero’ – limiting greenhouse gases – in time to halt global warming.

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Intergenerational wealth transfers drive inequality in Britain

This direct transmission of wealth across generations impacts directly on the extent of wealth inequality, concludes a report published today by researchers at the University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, supported by the Nuffield Foundation.

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We still don’t know if warmer weather slows down the spread of COVID-19

The arrival of summer in the Northern Hemisphere has caused increased interest, from both the research community and the public at large, about the possibility that warmer weather might slow the spread of COVID-19.

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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.

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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.

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Bank of England chief economist lays out the costs of income insecurity for UK households

Income insecurity and its impact on households is the economic scourge of the early 21st century for the UK, the Bank of England’s chief economist told an audience at the Oxford Martin School today (28 February).

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Five things we learned from Oxford Martin School research in 2019

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