SPERI PGR network talk with Sarah Lyall

‘Responses to austerity’

Wednesday 16th September

5pm-7pm, Icoss Boardoom

Sarah LyallThe Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) coordinates a small network of PhD and post-doctoral students who have an interest in political economy.

The next meeting of the SPERI PGR network will involve a presentation from Sarah Lyall from the New Economic Foundation entitled ‘Responses to austerity’:

How did local groups in the UK respond to austerity in the last five years? What might charities, local government, trade unions, housing associations, campaigners and community groups do differently in the next five years of austerity?
Research at the New Economics Foundation (NEF) explored these questions and found that groups have been involved in three main kinds of response to austerity: adapting, challenging and imagining. Sarah will discuss these responses and the role that we as researchers and academics could play in the debate, including discussion of one of the major outcomes of austerity – growing household indebtedness.

About Sarah Lyall:

Sarah joined NEF in December 2011 and works in the Social Policy team on sustainable social justice. Her research covers experiences of poverty and inequality in the UK, local action to address social and economic inequalities, working time and social security.

Please email speri@sheffield.ac.uk if you would like to attend as places are limited.