SPERI launches on 1st December a new research programme with Policy Network in London and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in Brussels. It will run for two years until 30 November 2017.
The programme is entitled ‘Diverging Capitalisms? Britain, the City of London and Europe’ and is jointly led by Colin Hay (Co-Director of SPERI), Renaud Thillaye (Deputy Director of Policy Network) and Elva Bova (FEPS). The aim of the programme is to consider the changing nature of the British economy, its place within the European economic space and the consequences of a possible ‘Brexit’. It will investigate in particular the role of the City of London, the structural imbalances characterising the British economy and Britain’s participation in economic governance within the European Union.
Seminars and workshops will be held in London and Brussels; a number of papers will be commissioned and published jointly by the participant organisations; and shorter policy briefs will be produced at relevant moments during the two years of work.
Dr Arianna Giovannini has been appointed Project Research Officer on a part-time basis within SPERI. She is also a part-time Lecturer in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. She tweets @AriannaGi.