In the first blog in a new series, SPERI Directors Colin Hay and Genevieve LeBaron describe SPERI’s evolution since 2012 and set out a new research agenda
Leading the debate on a new political economy
SPERI develops and promotes new analysis and understanding of contemporary capitalism, and of the major economic and political challenges arising from it.
Watch SPERI Director Colin Hay’s
interview with Radio France International about Theresa May’s historic defeat and what might happen next for Brexit.
Find out more about SPERI’s innovative new postgraduate research programme to explore the political economy of the Weinstein scandal.
Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, will give SPERI’s Annual Lecture 2019 on Tuesday 7th May.
In March 2019 SPERI will host two major events that will reflect on the implications of recent events for political economy as a field.
SPERI is an international research centre at the University of Sheffield. We explore how contemporary economies work and the public policies which could achieve a more equal and sustainable society. Our research is focused around four priority themes.
The nature of labour and work in the global economy is changing fast. Rapid reconfiguration of business models, new technologies, […]
As corporate control over global production, consumption, and distribution systems increases, so too does business actors’ economic and political influence. […]
This research theme explores the political, institutional, economic, technological and cultural dynamics of change in the financial and monetary sphere, […]
Sustained low growth, weakening US leadership, resurgent protectionism, environmental degradation, and the so-called rise of populism all challenge the liberal […]
We work closely with policymakers and partners from around the world to develop our research and ensure it has real impact.