Wishful thinking, muddling through and other forms of ignorance play a crucial role in shaping economic policy and its effects on society.
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 has launched a new cohort within its innovative PREPPE programme.
Listen to and read the full text of of Professor Michael Jacobs’ inaugural lecture ‘Ideas and Power: reflections on politics, environmental crisis and economic paradigm shifts’
SPERI’s new report ‘Corporate Commitments to Living Wages in the Garment Industry’ has been widely covered in the media since its publication
A new SPERI report documents how global garment companies are failing to meet living wage promises to workers.
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.