Forthcoming Events


INET Researcher Seminar: 'Sustainability'

2 Nov 2017 | Speaker: Dr Niall Farrell


INET Researcher Seminar: 'Complexity'

9 Nov 2017 | Speaker: Christoph Siebenbrunner


Oxford Martin School Lecture: 'Tipping Points to the Post-Carbon Society'

9 Nov 2017 | Speakers: Profs Doyne Farmer and Cameron Hepburn


The Cost of Energy Review

5pm 22 Nov 2017 | Speaker: Prof Dieter Helm

This is a joint event between the Oxford Martin School, the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy and the Oxford Energy Colloquium.

Professor Dieter Helm, one of Britain's leading energy experts, will talk about how we can meet the targets in the UK Climate Change Act and ensure security of supply at least cost. He will talk about looking for opportunities to reduce costs in each element of the electricity supply chain and consider the implications of the changing demand for electricity, including the role of innovative technologies such as electric vehicles, storage, robotics and artificial intelligence.

Following the talk there will be a drinks reception, all welcome.

For further information of events being organised by the Institute for Economic Thinking please click here.

Past Events


Symposium for the Stern Stieglitz Commission on Carbon Prices

17 May 2017 | Speakers: Prof Cameron Hepburn and Dr Linus Mattauch

This international symposium was convened by Professor Cameron Hepburn and Dr Linus Mattauch (INET) in cooperation with the French Development Bank (AFD) and the World Bank Group in Paris. Its rationale was to facilitate academic dialogue on carbon pricing in connection with the World Bank's High Level Commission on Carbon Prices. For more information please click here.


Wealth Conference

20-21 June 2016

Wealth Conference

The 2016 Wealth Conference brought together leading economists, practitioners and stakeholders for a 2-day event held in Waddesdon Manor. A mix of presentations, panel discussions and moderated debate served to facilitate a lively exchange of ideas on the different components of national wealth, implications for policymakers, progress to date, and the obstacles ahead. The conference was also a valuable opportunity for authors contributing to the forthcoming book 'National Wealth: What is Missing, Why it Matters' edited by Kirk Hamilton and Cameron Hepburn to present and receive feedback on their chapters ahead of publication.

For more info and access to the film documentation from presentation highlights please click here.


Paris and Beyond - Pragmatic Climate Policy. Seminar Series.

Hilary Term Weeks 1-8 | Wednesdays 5-6:30pm | Beckit Room, SoGE, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3QY

Following the agreement between Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping on carbon caps, the focus of climate change negotiations is focussed on the Paris Conference of the Parties in December 2015. This seminar series looks at the big issues at Paris, the chances of success, the possible shape of an agreement, whether it will have much impact, what the alternative approaches are, and what lies beyond in technology and climate change policy.

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Valuing Nature Meeting & Workshop: Retailer and Foodservice

30 January 2015 | London

This is a seminar-workshop organised by Coca Cola, WWF and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

Workshop objectives:

  • Establish a baseline understanding of natural capital for the retail and food service sectors
  • Create a common understanding of the business case for natural capital (in business terms)
  • Understand Natural capital implications across the value chain for retail/food service sectors
  • Clear understanding of how natural capital is different and why that difference is important
  • Determine consensus & advance the thinking in retail & foodservice approach to the subject
  • Influence the public agenda over time

By Invitation only

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Natural Capital Seminar Series - Hilary Term 2014

The services of ecological systems and the natural capital stocks that produce them represent a considerable share of the total value of the planet. Because these services are not fully captured in markets, they are often given too little weight in policy decisions and this neglect may threaten the sustainability of humans in the biosphere.

This seminar series synthesized the large (but scattered) existing information about the value of ecosystem services and natural capital and presents it in a form useful for ecologists, economists, policy makers, and the general public. It is also helpful in valuing natural capital in 'green' national accounting systems which are currently being proposed in many countries.

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