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The Cambridge-INET Institute

Faculty of Economics

Studying at Cambridge

About the Institute

Economists at the University of Cambridge have joined forces with the New York-based Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) to advance innovative approaches to understanding how our economy and the associated financial system really work.

In the context of financial contagion, persistent unemployment, rising inequality and intense pressure on government budgets, economists around the world recognize that conventional doctrines and models need to be reassessed. INET was created to facilitate this critical enquiry and broaden and accelerate the development of economic thinking that can lead to solutions for these great challenges.

The Cambridge-INET Institute was set up through a $ 3.75 million grant from the INET that has been matched 1:1 with funding from The Keynes Fund for Applied Economics, Mohammed El Erian, the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance, The Isaac Newton Trust and the Faculty of Economics.

Cambridge economists are at the forefront of new economic thinking about individual behaviour, the networks that shape economic exchange, the econometric analysis of financial markets, and the transmission mechanisms which relate the financial sector to the rest of the economy.

The support which went into the setting up of the institute – from INET itself and other matched funding – is recognition of the quality and importance of economics research in Cambridge. It will help us to consolidate further the status of the Faculty as a leading centre for fundamental research in economics.

The Cambridge-INET supports doctoral research through PhD studentships, appoints a number of post-doctoral fellowships every year, hosts leading international economists, sponsors major conferences and provides seed funding for cutting-edge research projects.