Executive Director - The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School

Eric Beinhocker is the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. INET Oxford is a research center devoted to applying leading-edge interdisciplinary approaches to economic theory and public policy practice. INET Oxford researchers are working on issues ranging from financial system stability, to innovation and growth, economic inequality, and environmental sustainability. At Oxford Beinhocker is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Supernumerary Fellow in Economics at Oriel College. He is also 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.


Publications (5 max.):


The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics, June 2006, Harvard Business School Press and Random House.


Academic Publications

Pfeiffer, A., Millar, R., Hepburn, C., Beinhocker, E.D. (2016). The ‘2oC Capital Stock’ for Electricity Generation’: Challenges of Cumulative Committed Carbon Emissions from the Power Sector for the Transition to a Green Economy, Applied Energy, vol. 179, pp. 1395- 1408.


General Interest Articles

“Complexity: A New Approach to Economic Challenges,” OECD Insights, February 28, 2017.

“A New Narrative for a Complex Age,” OECD Insights, January 30, 2017

“It is Time to Re-Imagine Europe,” Medium, November 11, 2016. Also INET Oxford 
working paper 2016-8.


Twitter Account: @ericbeinhocker

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