SPERI conference: a month to go!

Ed Miliband speaking at the SPERI Inaugural Lecture
Ed Miliband speaking at the SPERI Inaugural Lecture

On 9 February 2012 Rt Hon Ed Miliband launched the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield, pronouncing it as “the right institute, at the right time, in the right place” before echoing the core focus of SPERI’s project:

“From the ashes of the kind of irresponsible capitalism which led to the crash, we need to build a new kind of capitalism, a responsible capitalism”.

This is the ethos that the institute, and our inaugural conference ‘The British Growth Crisis: The Search for a New Model’, is built upon.

The aim of the conference is to bring together leading international researchers in the social sciences, policy makers, journalists and opinion formers to reassess and develop substantive proposals to respond to the political and economic challenges posed by the global financial crisis and its legacy.

The conference will take place on 16-18 July 2012 at Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield.

Professor Andrew Gamble will speak at the conference, joining other prominent figures in the debate such as Professors Linda Weiss (University of Sydney), Helen Thompson (University of Cambridge), Nicola Phillips (University of Sheffield) and Robert Wade (LSE).

Other highlights include a round-table discussion of leading think-tankers, and a pre-dinner lecture by Ann Pettifor, Director of PRIME Economics and the woman who The Times newspaper described as “a member of that select club, the seers who saw it all coming.”

Join us in the search for a new type of capitalism, and a new model of British growth.

Join us in leading the debate in sustainable recovery.

All are welcome.

To view the full programme or to register for the conference online click here.