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Sean McDaniel to join SPERI to work on ‘economic justice’

Sean McDaniel will join SPERI from 1 July as part of our support for the Commission on Economic Justice established by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The Commission was set up to rethink economic policy for post-Brexit Britain. This agenda has long been at the heart of SPERI’s mission, and Sean’s existing research on social democratic politics across … Continue reading

20 June 2017 by SPERI
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SPERI joins the debate at the OECD Forum in Paris

SPERI researchers attended the OECD Forum in Paris on Tuesday 5th June to debate and discuss our work on inclusive growth. The OECD Forum is a major international conference held in Paris each year at the OECD’s headquarters. Representatives from government, business, civil society and academia from across the OECD’s 35 member countries and around the world come together to … Continue reading

7 June 2017 by SPERI
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The New Political Economy of Oil

SPERI is delighted to report two new publications that explore in different formats the changing political economy of oil and the place that oil now occupies in the economic and political predicaments that confront the West.  Both are authored by Helen Thompson, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Research Fellow of SPERI. … Continue reading

1 June 2017 by SPERI
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SPERI at the European Parliament

SPERI held the fourth of a workshop series on Brexit (funded by the White Rose Consortium) at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event, entitled ‘Regions, Cities and the EU after Brexit: Towards a ‘multi speed’ Europe?’, included leading academics and practitioners from the UK and the EU with notable contributions by Professor Jan Zielonka from the University of Oxford, … Continue reading

1 June 2017 by SPERI
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New SPERI Paper: The Political Economy of Brexit and the UK’s National Business Model

Today SPERI publishes a new research paper entitled ‘The Political Economy of Brexit and the UK’s National Business Model’. The paper draws together contributions from a series of workshops which ran throughout 2016 funded by the White Rose Consortium. The paper includes contributions from the three organisers of the workshop series, Scott Lavery (SPERI, Sheffield), Lucia Quaglia (York) and Charlie … Continue reading

30 May 2017 by SPERI
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The long-term impact of the state pension ‘triple lock’ | New Brief

A new report published today by SPERI finds that the impact of the pension ‘triple lock’ is modest and should be maintained.  In this new Brief, Craig Berry explores the merit of the criticism the triple lock attracts by considering the policy’s long-term impact on state pension outcomes; in short, the triple lock is assessed as a pensions policy, not simply a pensioner … Continue reading

18 May 2017 by SPERI
Categories: Publications

Brexit and the environment panel discussion co-hosted by SPERI

On Friday 12th of May SPERI, together with the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, hosted a panel discussion ‘Brexit and the Environment – Opportunity or a threat?’. The event was part of the Festival of Debate and was well-attended by the public. The panel consisted of Dr Apolline Roger (Lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Sheffield), Kate Jennings … Continue reading

16 May 2017 by SPERI
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Colin Hay speaks to Radio France Internationale about the UK general election

Professor Colin Hay, Co-Director of SPERI, was interviewed by David Coffey of Radio France Internationale about the surprise UK general election. Listen to the interview in full here or watch below. The topics that Colin discussed included the current levels of public support for the Conservatives and the Labour Party, the likelihood of a second independence referendum in Scotland and … Continue reading

11 May 2017 by SPERI
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The post-crisis political economy of young people across Europe | New SPERI research project

With its tenth anniversary approaching, it is clear that the 2008 global financial crisis has had significant ramifications throughout Europe that are still being felt today. Many European economies remain stagnant, with sluggish wage growth and increasing labour market precariousness. Although all age cohorts have been affected by the specific impacts of the crisis, young people across Europe in particular … Continue reading

5 May 2017 by SPERI
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A timely event on Thatcher’s legacy

Last week SPERI hosted a rare screening of ‘Generation Right’, a documentary about Margaret Thatcher and her legacy. The film is one of the outcomes of the research led by Stephen Farrall and SPERI Co-Director Colin Hay which analysed the political attitude of children who grew up under Thatcher. A large number of students and members of the public came … Continue reading

5 May 2017 by SPERI
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New Global Political Economy Brief published

We are pleased to publish another SPERI Global Political Economy Brief – No. 8 in the series.  The authors are John Mikler and Ainsley Elbra, both of the University of Sydney, and the title of their Brief is Paying a ‘Fair Share’: Multinational Corporations’ Perspectives on Taxation. In the Brief Mikler and Elbra address the issue of global corporate tax … Continue reading

3 May 2017 by SPERI
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New vacancy: Research Assistant at SPERI

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time research assistant to join SPERI and work alongside deputy director Dr Craig Berry on research linked to the Commission on Economic Justice established by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The successful candidate will be based at SPERI and will join our dynamic community of researchers. The project will primarily entail … Continue reading

2 May 2017 by SPERI
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SPERI presents at Fabian Society conference in Sheffield

SPERI professorial fellow Andrew Gamble and research fellow Scott Lavery contributed to the Sheffield Fabians conference on Saturday 29th April. Andrew spoke on a panel alongside Lord Maurice Glasman (Labour Peer) and Paul Blomfield (Sitting MP, Sheffield Central) on Brexit and its implications. Scott spoke on a panel alongside Richard Caborn (former trade minister, adviser to Advanced Manufacturing Park) and … Continue reading

2 May 2017 by SPERI
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New video interview: Professor Tony Payne on inclusive growth

Professor Tony Payne, co-director of SPERI, recently sat down with Liam Byrne MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth, to discuss the importance of inclusive growth. Watch the video here: Find out more about SPERI’s partnership with the APPG on Inclusive Growth here. Sign up to receive updates from the APPG at www.inclusivegrowth.co.uk

26 April 2017 by SPERI
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Labour and work in the modern economy | New SPERI and openDemocracy collaboration

SPERI and openDemocracy have launched a new collaboration to explore the themes of labour rights and worker organisation in the modern economy.  Work for many people is changing fast with concerns about low pay, casualisation and insecurity central to current policy debates. Issues and questions connected to the ‘gig economy’ and ‘platform-working’ have increasingly come to dominate academic and policy … Continue reading

7 April 2017 by SPERI
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Register for ‘Brexit and the environment: An opportunity or a threat?’

Registration are now open for a new public event on Brexit and the environment taking place on Friday 12 May 2017 at 5.30pm in the Diamond. The EU has championed environmental causes, but it hasn’t been perfect. This event will look at whether the increased sovereignty post-Brexit will create a threat or an opportunity to achieve environmental goals. Join politicians, policy-makers and … Continue reading

5 April 2017 by SPERI
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SPERI holds policy roundtable to explore Brexit, Article 50 and the views of EU business

On Friday 31st March SPERI celebrated the publication of our latest Global Political Economy briefs by holding a policy roundtable event at the University of Sheffield. The roundtable, funded by the ESRC, “Understanding EU Business views on Brexit”, brought together a select group of representatives from academia, employer organisations, business and policy advocacy groups to discuss our latest briefs: ‘Frankfurt, … Continue reading

3 April 2017 by SPERI
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Book Launch of ‘The Political Economy of India’s Growth Episodes’

‘The Political Economy of India’s Growth Episodes‘ authored by Sabyasachi Kar and Kunal Sen and published in the SPERI Palgrave Pivot series was launched in New Dehli with a keynote speech by Dr Naushad Forbes, President of the Confederation of India Industry (CII). Read the coverage in the Asian Age: Post-Independence Growth gets a fresh perspective. The book breaks down … Continue reading

3 April 2017 by SPERI
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New SPERI Briefs: Understanding EU Business Views on Brexit

Two new SPERI Global Political Economy Briefs are published today. The first Brief, Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin: Post-Brexit Rivals to the City of London? assesses the strategic positioning of alternative financial centres in the aftermath of Brexit. It shows how three major rivals to the City are organising to attract ‘low hanging fruit’ from London. Read coverage of the Brief in … Continue reading

3 April 2017 by SPERI
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Industrial Strategy Commission holds evidence session at the AMRC

On Wednesday 29 March the Industrial Strategy Commission, which is led jointly by SPERI, held an evidence session at Factory 2050, part of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield. The session was attended by 50 representatives of businesses in Sheffield City Region and by academics and policymakers. Keynote speakers at the event were Julie Kenny CBE DL and Paul … Continue reading

30 March 2017 by SPERI
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