Climate Change

    Moving away from carbon-based energy and combating the malignant effects of climate change are among the biggest economic and moral concerns facing humanity in this century. These vital issues play a central role in shaping the work of the Institute.

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    Material intensity, productivity and economic growth

    Many models of economic growth exclude materials from the production function. Growing environmental pressures and resource prices suggest that this may be increasingly inappropriate. Read more

    David Sainsbury: Innovation Systems

    A striking feature of the neoclassical economic theory which has been dominant in Western universities in recent years is that it has had so little to say about innovation and innovation policy which is useful for policy-makers. Read more