The ‘plugging’ of infrastructure gaps through international finance can generate new problems for African cities as seen in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda.
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’s ‘In Conversation event with Caroline Lucas’ on March 26th has been postponed.
Our new collaborative project – led at SPERI by Deputy Director Dr Liam Stanley – aims to understand how the public make sense of tax.
SPERI Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Dr Scott Lavery has organised a large series of political economy panels for the PSA Conference 2020
We are excited to announce a series of SPERI events for Spring 2020 with three high-profile public figures joining us.
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.