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A nudge towards the vaccine

A nudge towards the vaccine

Since the beginning of the year, one topic has dominated the conversation  – the coronavirus vaccines. Who’s getting them? Why are they getting them? And, how can we ‘nudge’ hesitant people to get them? In the past term, the class of Applied Behavioural Science for Public Policy (part of our […]

by × 15 June 2021 ×

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

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Words of wisdom from COVID-19 experts around the world

Not everyone knows that behind the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, there are hundreds of trained volunteers contributing from all around the world. They all meet virtually every Thursday and during these calls, we hear directly from influential guest speakers – here are our top takeaways from these sessions.

by × 19 May 2021 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

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Net zero: despite the greenwash, it’s vital for tackling climate change

It might seem odd to find supporters of climate action debating the merits of a concept that science shows to be essential for halting climate change, and which is accordingly embedded at the heart of the defining global agreement.

Admissions and Life at the School, Faculty

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Connect your research to your teaching for greater impact

While your research and teaching may feel like distinct activities in your academic career, you can use the case method to mutually enhance the two areas and further your impact in the public policy world.

by × 05 May 2021 ×

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

International travel restrictions: a snapshot of policies across 17 countries

International travel restrictions: a snapshot of policies across 17 countries

Looking to board a flight? With travel landscapes constantly reshaped by changing conditions, like Europe’s third wave and increasing vaccine rollout, understanding the similarities and differences across travel policies is critical.

by × 28 April 2021 ×

Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Building a new elite

Building a new elite

Like many countries, France faces the challenge of building a public administration ambitious enough to attract people of purpose and talent, but also open enough to recruit from a much wider cross-section of society. Tinkering with the prestigious École Nationale d’Administration will not achieve this.

by × 28 April 2021 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, Faculty

Karthik Ramanna

Top five tips for effective case teaching

Some simple, easy-to-implement tips that will help those who are new to the case method make the most out of case teaching.

by × 19 April 2021 ×

Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

Germany and COVID vaccines: too cautious?

Germany and COVID vaccines: too cautious?

Many wonder why Germany didn’t weigh the harms of vaccine delay more heavily before limiting use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. What frameworks from moral philosophy are relevant?

by × 07 April 2021 ×