Eric Beinhocker


Eric Beinhocker is a Professor of Public Policy Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He is also the Executive Director of the  Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. INET Oxford is a research center devoted to applying leading-edge interdisciplinary approaches to issues including financial system stability, innovation and growth, economic inequality, and environmental sustainability. Beinhocker is also a Supernumerary Fellow in Economics at Oriel College, an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, and a Visiting Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest. 

Prior to joining Oxford, Beinhocker had an 18-year career at McKinsey & Company where he was a partner and held leadership roles in McKinsey’s Strategy Practice, its Climate Change and Sustainability Practice, and the McKinsey Global Institute.  Beinhocker writes frequently on economic, business, and public policy issues and his work has appeared in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, The Times, the Guardian, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Democracy, and he is the author The Origin of Wealth:  The Radical Remaking of Economics and What It Means for Business and Society.  Beinhocker is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the MIT Sloan School, and is originally from Boston, Massachusetts. 

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Profound Changes in Economics Have Made Left vs. Right Debates Irrelevant

Article | May 31, 2016

New economic thinking has the potential to make political debates far more productive

Improving the Teaching of Econometrics

Article | May 12, 2016

A major shift is needed in the Econometrics curriculum for both graduate and undergraduate teaching to include modern topics.

Twitter and the Stock News Echo Chamber that Whips up Volatility

Article | Apr 17, 2016

Anyone watching the stock market has seen this: a post hits Twitter containing old news, and investors react as if it were new.

A Wake-Up Call on Climate Change and Clean Energy

Article | Mar 30, 2016

A stark warning from Institute researchers on the probability that ‘2°C capital stock’ will be reached in 2017

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Adair Turner Oxford Book Launch

News Nov 30, 2015

Lord Adair Turner visited the Oxford Martin Lecture Theatre on Tuesday 24 November for a well-attended INET Oxford event launching his latest book ‘Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance’ (Princeton University Press).

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Help Greece Leave the Euro

Jul 5, 2015 Bloomberg View

What should happen to Greece?

Jul 9, 2015 MSNBC

Europe's Insane Deal With Greece

Jul 12, 2015 Bloomberg View