Workshop on the ‘Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse’

ProgrammeOn Thursday 12th November SPERI hosted an all day workshop on the ‘Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse’.

The workshop – organised by Dr Arianna Giovannini (University of Huddersfield), SPERI’s Deputy Director Dr Craig Berry, Dr Richard Hayton (University of Leeds), and Professor Martin Smith (University of York) – is one of several workshops set up through the ‘the White Rose Consortium for the North of England’ to respond to the urgent need for further analysis on new governance arrangements and policies affecting the North of England.

The event brought together over 30 academics and practitioners from across the North of England to discuss devolution, regionalism and the Government’s Northern Powerhouse agenda. You can see the programme here. Later that day SPERI hosted a very successful public debate about devolution to the North.

The first White Rose Consortium for the North of England workshop on ‘The promises and perils of English devolution: lessons from Scotland and beyond’ was held in York in September. The third and final workshop in the series will be held at the University of Leeds on January 22nd and will concentrate on the outcome of ‘devolution deals’ in the North of England.

Find out more about the work of the White Rose Consortium for the North of England at http://wrcne.blogspot.co.uk/

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