The growth of pink capitalism has intensified tensions between a liberal politics of representation and more radical change when it comes to LGBT+ rights.
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.
For this months SPERI spotlight, we speak to Michael Jacobs about their research on alternative economic paradigms and his critique of orthodox economics.
A new video about the ‘Political Economy on Trial’ workshop, hosted by SPERI in March 2019, is now available to watch
We were very pleased to host a public book launch last month for Professor Andrew Gamble’s new book ‘Rethinking Democracy.’
Watch two new videos where Andy Haldane discusses his SPERI Annual Lecture and SPERI’s new research agenda
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.