Posts by Sir Keith Burnett

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Former President and Vice-Chancellor (2007-October 2018), University of Sheffield

Capitalism doesn’t work? That’s fake news

Sir Keith Burnett

University of Sheffield President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett urges policymakers to stop pretending broken markets can be fixed with more regulation Tory slogans are a gift to those who want to see everything nationalised. They had been ranting about wanting a capitalism ‘that works for all’, now it’s an economy that is ‘fit for the future’. What does … Continue reading

1 December 2017 by Sir Keith Burnett
Categories: SPERI Comment Tags: , , ,

What next for China: Great Wall or Bridging the Gap?

Sir Keith Burnett

As he prepares to meet President Xi, the University’s Vice-Chancellor reflects on what China’s questions about its future mean for the political economy of the West In his speech to both Houses of Parliament during this week’s visit to the UK by President Xi Jinping, he began, as is the Chinese way, by paying tribute to those who came far … Continue reading

22 October 2015 by Sir Keith Burnett
Categories: China, Politics and policy, SPERI Comment Tags: , , , , ,

Votes for vocational education?

Sir Keith Burnett

Through advanced apprenticeships, universities and industry can unite to manufacture a more sustainable future for the UK economy In the run up to the General Election, British political parties are vying to show their vision for economic growth, and their support for the development of the vocational skills which will support it. All agree there is a problem, bemoan the … Continue reading

24 March 2015 by Sir Keith Burnett
Categories: British growth crisis, Economics, Employment, Social science, SPERI Comment, Sustainability Tags: , ,