Joint SPERI and IPPR roundtable Events|News on The British Growth Model

IMG_9772-001On Friday 23rd October SPERI held the first of two policy roundtable Events|News on ‘The British Growth Model: Building a Sustainable Future’.

The two Events|News, organised by SPERI in collaboration with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), are the culmination of a two-year research project led by Dr Craig Berry, Deputy Director of SPERI. The project has focused on the development of an alternative model for economic growth in Britain, following the apparent failure since 2008 of the Anglo-liberal growth strategy. The Events|News will each bring together 30 leading thinkers, academics and politicians to debate the challenge of pursuing – and being seen to pursue – sustainable growth.

Craig presented his forthcoming paper ‘The disoriented left? Growth model failure and the nascent politics of a transformative IMG_9718-001narrative’. You can read a working draft of the paper in full here.

Discussants at the event included Ellie O’Hagan (writer and columnist, speaking in a personal capacity), Paul Blomfield MP (Labour MP for Sheffield Central), Rachel Laurence (New Economics Foundation) and Cllr Andrew Cooper (Green Party/EU Committee of the Regions). The event was chaired by Ed Cox, Director of IPPR North, and Tony Payne, Co-Director of SPERI.

The second of our two roundtable Events|News will be held at IPPR’s London offices in December.