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Reforming the IMF and the World Bank

An Oxford academic has addressed G20 members, Commonwealth heads of government, the European Union and the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Looking back to understand the recent economic crisis

Looking back to understand the recent economic crisis

Understanding history can be essential in modern policy making.

Professor Tomo Suzuki

Revealing the hidden impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Research by an academic at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School explores the philosophy underpinning accounting standards – and has a major impact on India and Japan.

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Geometry to the rescue

An Oxford economist applies auction theory and geometry to help the Bank of England.

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Demystifying private sector standards bodies

Pioneering research has uncovered the inherent secrecy of global rule-making bodies, making them more accountable, enhancing democracy and illustrating the winners and losers from their practices.

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Helping the ‘Greeks’ to run faster

Mathematical techniques developed by Professor Mike Giles have led to substantial reductions in the complexity of the Monte Carlo computer simulations run by large banks, cutting both computing costs and energy consumption.

Urban hotspots

Getting critical

Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute analyses the risks to the nation’s infrastructure.

Professor Bent Flyvbjerg

Understanding ambition

It is human nature to be optimistic. If asked, we will almost all claim to be good drivers; statistics indicate that the truth is otherwise. Research by Professor Bent Flyvbjerg of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School has analysed this sensibility, among other things, to achieve a better understanding of ambition and risk in megaprojects.

Peter Tufano

Making winners out of savers

Oxford research leads to new legislation in the United States to improve financial planning among ordinary Americans.