A new academic year with lots to be excited about
The next event ‘Professor David Marquand (University of Oxford) in Conversation’, will take place on 22 November 2012, in the Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield. Tickets are available free, on a first come, first served basis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read more about this event, and others by visiting our events webpage.
SPERI is also planning the launch of ‘SPERI Comment’ – a blog discussion of political economy themes and topics, with posts from a variety of distinguished scholars. If you are interested in these sorts of issues, watch this space!
In other news, SPERI Co-Director Tony Payne is currently visiting City College in Thessaloniki and Istanbul Sehir University to explore a possible joint research programme on ‘The Contrasting Engagements with the European Union of Greece and Turkey: Before, During and After the Financial Crisis’.
Co-Director Colin Hay’s latest offering: ‘Treating the Symptom not the Condition: Crisis Definition, Deficit Reduction and the Search for a New British Growth Model’ is currently available to read free on the British Journal of Politics & International Relations webpage. You can also find a downloadable PDF below.
Finally, we have two new additions to the SPERI team. Jeremy Green joined us this month as a full-time Research Fellow and Scott Lavery is the first recipient of the SPERI Postgraduate Research Studentship. Jeremy’s research will focus on the role of banking in British political economy, whilst Scott’s thesis will examine the role of Scotland in the British growth crisis.