Professor Eric Beinhocker

Eric Beinhocker
Supernumerary Fellow in Economics

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 issues including financial system stability, 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.

Selected publications

Pfeiffer, A., Millar, R., Hepburn, C. and Beinhocker, E. ‘The ‘2°C capital stock’ for electricity generation: Committed cumulative carbon emissions from the electricity generation sector and the transition to a green economy’. Applied Energy (2016).

Hepburn, C., Beinhocker, E., Farmer, J. D., Teytelboym, A., ‘Resilient and Inclusive Prosperity within Planetary Boundaries’. China & World Economy 76–92, Vol. 22, No. 5, (2014)

Eric D. Beinhocker, ‘Reflexivity, complexity, and the nature of social science’. Journal of Economic Methodology, 20:4, 330-342, (2014)

Beinhocker, E., Hanauer, N. ‘Capitalism Redefined’. Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Winter 2014, No. 31 (2014)

Eric D. Beinhocker ‘A Truer Form of Capitalism’. Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Summer 2013, No. 29 (2013)

Beinhocker, E., Dolphin, T., ‘Fixing Finance: The missing piece in banking reform’. IPPR Juncture 08 (2012)

Complex new world: Translating new economic thinking into public policy, Editor(s): Tony Dolphin, David Nash Contributor: Eric Beinhocker, INET @ Oxford, 2012.

Eric D. Beinhocker ‘The Origin of Wealth: The Radical Remaking of Economics and What it Means for Business and Society’. Harvard Business Review Press (2006)

Media Coverage

A full list of media coverage can be found on Eric's Oxford Martin School profile page.