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SPERI develops and promotes new analysis and understanding of contemporary capitalism, and of the major economic and political challenges arising from it.


Four Steps to Rein in Big Tech

Despite growing concern about the power of Big Tech, regulators have struggled to hold these companies and their executives to account. Here’s why.

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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.