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Eric Beinhocker

Eric Beinhocker

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Eric Beinhocker is the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford (INET@Oxford), a member of the Said Business School at Oxford, and a Visiting Professor of Economics at Central European University. INET@Oxford is a research center devoted to applying innovative interdisciplinary approaches to both economic theory and public policy practice, with researchers working on issues including economic growth, financial system stability, inequality, risk and resilience, ethics and economics, economic development, and sustainability.

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 Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice, and the McKinsey Global Institute. He has also held research appointments at the Harvard Business School, the MIT Sloan School, been a visiting scholar at the Santa Fe Institute, and an Executive Director of the Corporate Executive Board. Prior to his McKinsey and academic careers, Beinhocker was a venture capitalist with Summit Partners and a software entrepreneur. He has a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MS in Management Science from the MIT Sloan School, where he was the Henry Ford II Scholar.

Beinhocker was born in Boston, Massachusetts and is currently based in London and Oxford.