International news coverage for new SPERI paper on the UK Finance Curse

A new SPERI report that assesses the cost of ‘too much finance’ for the UK from the 1990s to the current period has received international news coverage since its publication […]

Costing the country: Britain’s finance curse

The finance industry is not the golden goose claimed by its vast public relations team: it looks much more like […]

New SPERI report: The UK’s Finance Curse? Costs and Processes

A new SPERI report assesses the cost of ‘too much finance’ for the UK from the 1990s to the current […]

The Finance Curse research agenda: what we learned

A finance curse research agenda involves forensic dissection of financial dysfunction and pathology, helping to illuminate what needs to be […]

The Finance Curse: Building a new knowledge network

A workshop in Sheffield this week will examine the symptoms of a phenomenon known as the ‘finance curse’, establish a […]

SPERI hosts Finance Curse Workshop with the Tax Justice Network and Copenhagen Business School

On Thursday 16-17 November SPERI will host a workshop at Halifax Hall, Sheffield, on the phenomenon and concept of the […]

The finance curse as a new grand narrative?

As both populist discourse and conceptual apparatus, it is capable of constructing a novel, inclusive coalition in support of the […]

Finance, Debt & Society

The third blog in our new series sets out SPERI’s research agenda on Finance, Debt & Society

‘Levelling-Up’ will not fix Britain’s imbalanced economy – only a proper industrial strategy can

Boris Johnson’s regional agenda is doomed to fail unless we tackle Britain’s ‘finance curse’, argues Lauren Martin.

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Food Vulnerability During COVID-19 Funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through the UK Research and Innovation ‘Ideas to Address COVID-19’ grant call Led by Hannah Lambie-Mumford, this project will provide collaborative, real time monitoring and analysis of food support systems to inform food access policy and practice as the […]