The German economic downturn raises questions about the largest European economy but, more importantly, over the future of the Eurozone and Europe
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.
SPERI is inviting expressions of interest for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship call. We look forward to receiving proposals.
A new report for the OECD written by SPERI’s Michael Jacobs, with research assistance by Merve Sancak, presents an outline of a ‘new economic narrative’.
Registration is now open for Genevieve LeBaron’s inaugural lecture ‘Capitalism and Modern Slavery’
New research finds that fashion companies are hampering progress to end worker exploitation through irresponsible sourcing practices
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.