SPERI team news

It’s been a busy month for the SPERI team.

Stephanie Mudge participated in the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard Graduate Student Conference.

Scott Lavery and Jeremy Green were in Vienna this week for a Foundation for European Progressive Studies Young Academics Network meeting. Scott was writing up a paper with his working group on precarious employment. In particular, zero hour contracts and their role in deepening the low wage nature of the British economy. Jeremy’s working group spent time trying to delineate more clearly the kind of institutional and legal changes that would be required to achieve full employment in Europe.

They then went to Paris for the European COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) PhD workshop, where they presented some research. Jeremy presented a paper on the Anglo-American roots of Neo-liberal central banking, whilst Scott presented an overview of his PhD on uneven development and New Labour, and an outline of the theoretical approach to be used.

Next week, Scott will be going to Barcelona to compile a short report on a meeting hosted by the Rafael Campalans Foundation and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies on a new industrial strategy for Europe.

Last month, Adam Barber joined the SPERI team as the second SPERI PhD student. His work focuses on tax havens.

If you would like to be part of the SPERI team, we are currently recruiting a new Research Associate.