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COVID–19 has intensified concerns about misinformation. Here's what our past research says about these issues

The production and the spread of misinformation have become major concerns for scholars, policy makers, and commentators across the world.

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Contagion: the systemic risks of globalisation

The spread of COVID-19 is alarming. But not surprising. Globalisation creates systemic risks. More flows between countries make risks more contagious.

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What is Life? Sir Paul Nurse unites history, science and philosophy at the 2020 James Martin Memorial Lecture

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German Federal Minister of Finance explores job automation and innovation with Future of Work programme

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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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How we worked with the New Scientist on its Veganuary experiment

New Scientist magazine approached our team to get involved with their small Veganuary ‘experiment’. I was excited! Their idea was to ‘self-experiment’ and for some of their staff to try a vegan diet for a week.

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Oxford Martin School expands latest funding round and extends deadline

We currently have an open call for research on technological solutions and their barriers. We are pleased to announce that we are expanding this call to include another competition, to fund a single Oxford Martin School Programmet that is 100% compliant with the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).

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Major European Research Council Synergy funding win for economic inequality project

Professor Brian Nolan, of the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, has been announced today as one of the winners of a prestigious European Research Council Synergy grant.

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Is mandatory vaccination the best way to tackle falling rates of childhood immunisation?

Following the publication of figures showing UK childhood vaccination rates have fallen for the fifth year in a row, researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease discuss possible responses.

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Why we can’t just blame rising inequality for the growth of populism around the world

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'The Nemo effect' is untrue: Animal movies promote awareness, not harm

Contrary to what was widely communicated in media by high-profile figures, the movie 'Finding Dory' had no impact on increasing demand for blue tang fish, the species of the main protagonist. There was, however, an increase in online searches for that species, showing that blockbusters can drive information-seeking behavior about nature.

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Nigeria's transformation to a post-oil future is complete

As Nigeria’s new administration puts together an economic team to think through priorities for the next four years, one larger problem looms in the background. Policies to tackle the multiple challenges with growth, inflation, public finances, currency and trade will only matter if they are understood as planks in a strategy of tackling a much broader issue: Nigeria is no longer an oil state.

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