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 University’s Oxford Martin School. 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. 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.
Primary Institution: The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Role/Title: Executive Director
Topics of Interest: Agent-based Modeling - Economics - Environment/Climate Change - Risk & Uncertainty
Other Affiliations and Institutions: Professor of Public Policy Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford; Supernumerary Fellow in Economics at Oriel College, University of Oxford; Visiting Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Central European University
When and how you first got involved with SFI: Eric first became involved with SFI in 1993 when he participated in a series of events organized by Brian Arthur and then in 1995 was in full-time residence at the Institute during a sabbatical from McKinsey. He has been a regular visitor ever since.