• It is with great sadness that we report the death on January 1st 2017 of our friend and colleague Professor Sir Tony Atkinson

    It is with great sadness that we report the death on January 1st 2017 of our friend and colleague Pr

  • Our congratulations to Kalina Manova who has been awarded a 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant for research on Global Firms and Global Value Chains: Measurement and Mechanisms

    Our congratulations to Kalina Manova who has been awarded a 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant for research

  • Details of the Oxford candidates on the academic job market are now available.

    Details of the Oxford candidates on the academic job market are now available.

03/01/2017

It is with great sadness that we report the death on January 1st 2017 of our friend and colleague Professor Sir Tony Atkinson

It is with great sadness that we report the death on January 1st 2017 of our friend and colleague Professor Sir Tony Atkinson It is with great sadness that we report the death on January 1st 2017 of our friend and colleague Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, CBE, FBA. Tony moved to Oxford in 1994 when he was appointed Warden of Nuffield College. With his interests in the many facets of inequality, he was the ideal person to provide intellectual leadership for a multidisciplinary social science college. After a decade he relinquished this role and took up a Senior Research Fellowship in the Department of Economics so that he could concentrate on his research. In recent years, this research has focussed on intertemporal changes in inequality, with a particular emphasis on changes at the top of the income distribution, and on creating a database of income distributions across many countries. Internationally recognised as a leading scholar of poverty and inequality, he very recently, he completed a report for the World Bank on Monitoring Global Poverty. An inspiring and generous colleague and teacher, Tony will be so...
Read more...

07/12/2016

Our congratulations to Kalina Manova who has been awarded a 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant for research on Global Firms and Global Value Chains: Measurement and Mechanisms

Our congratulations to Kalina Manova who has been awarded a 2016 ERC Consolidator Grant for research on Global Firms and Global Value Chains: Measurement and Mechanisms Research Abstract The growing fragmentation of production across firms and countries has revolutionized international trade in recent decades. Firms today choose which production stages to conduct themselves and which to outsource to other parties, which to complete at home and which to offshore abroad. Known as global value chains (GVCs), this phenomenon creates new challenges and opportunities for individual firms and aggregate economies. Of primary policy interest are the implications of GVCs for growth, the transmission of shocks across firms and borders, and the design of economic policies. Yet academic research has faced two major challenges: poor measurement and poorly understood mechanisms. This ambitious research program that will use exceptional new data and novel GVC measures for path-breaking GVC analysis. First, it will exploit unique panel data on firm production, management practices, export and import transactions for the world’s two largest export economies, Chi...
Read more...

23/11/2016

Details of the Oxford candidates on the academic job market are now available.

Details of the Oxford candidates on the academic job market are now available. This year, 17 DPhil students and Nuffield postdocs are going on the academic job market and will attend the ASSA meetings. Among them, they have forthcoming papers or R&Rs at Econometrica, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, and many other journals. The list of all job market candidates can be found here For more information, contact the candidates or the placement officers, Prof. Johannes Abeler and Prof. Vince Crawford.
Read more...
Previous
Next