Eric Beinhocker is the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking's INET@Oxford research program at the Oxford Martin School, University of 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. Issues INET@Oxford researchers are working on include 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 B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.S. in Management Science from the MIT Sloan School where he was the Henry Ford II Scholar.
Beinhocker writes extensively on economic, business, and policy issues and his work has appeared in the Financial Times, Newsweek, The Times, Harvard Business Review, and various academic journals. He is the author The Origin of Wealth, one of Amazon’s “Top Ten Business Books” in 2006. Beinhocker is currently Chairman of the Growth and Shared Prosperity Commission for the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Beinhocker was born in Boston, Massachusetts and is currently based in London and Oxford.