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Climate Failure and Social Crisis Top Global Risks 2022

Climate risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year of the pandemic.

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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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We must adapt to live with the impacts of climate change

As world leaders meet in Glasgow to make vital decisions on the future of the planet, a new UN report calls for an urgent increase in the financing and action to adapt to the growing impacts of climate change.

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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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How to revive left-behind regions explored in ‘Levelling-Up’ events

Closing the gaps between economic strongholds and left-behind places is major policy challenge for nations around the world.

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Developing countries need sector-level infrastructure investment to replicate China’s rapid growth

The accepted knowledge that strong individual companies and greater competition drives growth in developing economies is being challenged by a new study from an international team of researchers led by Oxford University and Jilin University in China.

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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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Data as markets – it is time to talk (re)distribution

While the digital economy thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic, it raised deep concerns about the increasing concentration in its key markets, the gaps in privacy regulations and its broader distributional repercussions. This piece by Pantelis Koutroumpis discusses the digital resilience and challenges that come with this.

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Funding applications open to manage future shocks

The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of research funding, inviting expressions of interest for research into how future shocks can be managed.

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Cities could be MORE important post-pandemic, not less

Paradoxically, more in-person work environments and the concentration of jobs in cities could be a medium- to long-term impact of the pandemic’s shift to remote working, suggests Citi GPS Technology at Work v6.0: The Coming of the Post-Production Society.

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Four new initiatives launched to support ‘Building Back Better’ from COVID-19

The Oxford Martin School has launched four new solutions-focused research initiatives, designed to make an immediate difference in helping the world ‘build back better’ from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘The Economics of Biodiversity’ addressed in online event series

Following on from the Dasgupta Review, the Oxford Martin School is hosting a new series of online events on the ‘Economics of Biodiversity’, beginning on 6th May with a discussion with the report’s author, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta.

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