In November 2019 SPERI held its conference Beyond the Crisis? Global Capitalism in the 2020s at the British Academy in London. Catch up on new videos from the conference.
The conference explored how global capitalism is changing, and the implications of this for economic policy and for politics. It brought together leading UK and international academics to present and discuss the latest in political economy research with an audience of people in politics, public policy, research, business, trade unions, civil society and the media.
The keynote speech was delivered by Professor Andrew Gamble, Professor Fellow at SPERI. His speech, entitled ‘Beyond Brexit: The past and future of the UK political economy’ set out four broad possible futures for the UK political economy beyond Brexit. The video of Andrew’s keynote speech is now available to watch.
Across the day expert speakers explored some of the big questions that will shape the 2020s. Have corporations become too powerful? Are new technologies fundamentally changing work? Has financialisation gone too far? And amidst political turmoil, environmental crisis and a possible slowdown, can capitalism be reformed? Speakers who presented and discussed their research included Helen Thompson, Stephanie Barrientos, Maha Rafi Atal, Manoj Dias-Abey, Adrienne Roberts, Heather Boushey, Valerio de Stefano, as well as SPERI’s Genevieve LeBaron, Michael Jacobs and Andrew Baker.
Watch our new video to catch up on highlights and key insights from some of our speakers: