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Political Economy and the Paradoxes of Macroprudential Regulation | New SPERI Paper

We are pleased to publish a new SPERI Paper by Andrew Baker which takes a close look at macroprudential regulation by engaging with its constituent concepts and how they interrelate to one another. Andrew Baker argues that the emerging political economy of macroprudential regulation revolves around five paradoxes. The first three of these are paradoxes that characterise the financial system and are … Continue reading

22 March 2017 by SPERI
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SPERI seeks new Co-Director

The University of Sheffield is seeking on behalf of SPERI to appoint a new Chair in Political Economy and Co-Director of SPERI from 1 August 2017. Applications are welcome and informal conversations can be held with Professor Colin Hay at c.hay@sheffield.ac.uk. SPERI has been co-directed since its establishment in 2012 by Professors Colin Hay and Tony Payne. Tony retires as … Continue reading

21 March 2017 by SPERI
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SPERI Co-Director gives the Commencement Lecture of the Department of Politics

Colin Hay’s commencement lecture – entitled ‘Brexistential Crisis? Making Sense of British Politics after Brexit’ – was delivered to an engaged audience of students and staff of the University of Sheffield on Thursday 16 March. Starting with a contextualisation of Brexit, his presentation drew on the final chapter of Developments in British Politics 10, published last November. He focused initially … Continue reading

20 March 2017 by SPERI
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Putting tax at the heart of the inclusive growth debate | New SPERI-APPG report and event on tax

Are we locked into a global race to the bottom on tax? What does this mean for inclusive growth? These were just two of the questions discussed at SPERI’s latest event in Parliament with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth. The event, which took place on 14 March and was co- organised by the APPG, SPERI and Oxfam, was … Continue reading

16 March 2017 by SPERI
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The Industrial Strategy Commission launches with a packed event at the Royal Society

The Industrial Strategy Commission was formally launched on Monday March 6th at a packed event at the Royal Society in London. The Commission which is led jointly by SPERI and policy@manchester is an authoritative inquiry into the development of a new, long-term industrial strategy for the UK. Dr Craig Berry, Deputy Director of SPERI, and Professor Richard Jones, SPERI Associate … Continue reading

8 March 2017 by SPERI
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New SPERI-APPG event in Parliament | Corporation tax: a global race to the bottom?

Are we locked into a global ‘race to the bottom’ on tax? And what does this mean for inclusive growth? Concerns are growing that corporate tax cuts in the developed world are triggering a race to the bottom on corporation tax cuts in the developing world – and the issue is quickly rising up the political agenda. On Tuesday 14 … Continue reading

6 March 2017 by SPERI
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Full house for ‘In Conversation’ with Will Hutton

Over 400 people braved the rain on Friday night to listen to Will Hutton, one of the most eminent political economists in Britain. In the grand setting of Firth Hall, Tony Payne co-Director of SPERI introduced the event and highlighted how Will Hutton had predicted back in 2011 the rise in protectionism and the imminent trade conflict between the US … Continue reading

6 March 2017 by SPERI
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The politics of devolution in England: launch of a special edition of the Political Quarterly

The launch of a special section of the latest edition of the Political Quarterly entitled ‘The Politics of Devolution in England’, hosted by SPERI on Thursday 23 February 2017, provided the setting for a much needed debate on the opportunities and challenges of devolution across Yorkshire. Arianna Giovannini (De Montfort University; SPERI Honorary Research Fellow) and Andrew Mycock (University of Huddersfield), guest … Continue reading

27 February 2017 by SPERI
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Publication of The Kerslake Review

A new report on the future of the UK Treasury was published in mid February by an independent team of reviewers.  SPERI submitted evidence to the review team. The team was chaired by Lord Kerslake and sought to undertake an ‘independent review of the Treasury to consider how it should work to promote and manage more sustainable growth in a … Continue reading

23 February 2017 by SPERI
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Leading the debate on inclusive growth | SPERI in Parliament

SPERI’s new partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth was launched last night (February 21st) with a highly successful first event in Parliament. Professor Tony Payne, SPERI’s Co-Director, was part of a panel of leading UK and international policymakers and thinkers who came together to discuss the state of the debate on inclusive growth. The line-up of panellists … Continue reading

22 February 2017 by SPERI
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New Podcast: Brexistential Crisis? Making Sense of British Politics after Brexit

SPERI Co-Director Colin Hay speaks to the Max Plank Institut for the Study of Societies in Cologne about British Politics after Brexit. Colin reflects on how the vote for Brexit was allowed to happen, its wider implications (both political and economic) and the seismic changes through which British politics is currently being remade. Listen to the podcast in full.

14 February 2017 by SPERI
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New visiting PhD student at SPERI

We are very pleased to welcome Sabrina Arcuri who will be spending the next five months with us at SPERI. Sabrina completed a BSc in Environmental Economics and an MSc in local sustainable development and management at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Pisa, with a thesis on the analysis of the environmental performance of local and global … Continue reading

7 February 2017 by SPERI
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SPERI to help develop a new industrial strategy for the UK | New policy commission announced

SPERI and academics from The University of Manchester have today announced a new independent policy commission to help shape the government’s industrial strategy The Industrial Strategy Commission, which will be led jointly by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and policy@manchester, is an authoritative inquiry into the development of a new, long-term industrial strategy for the UK. Dr Craig … Continue reading

6 February 2017 by SPERI
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“Thatcher’s Children, Blair’s Babies”: new paper by Farrall, Grasso, Gray, Hay & Jennings makes headlines

A new study published last week in the British Journal of Political Science has made headlines of all the major newspapers. The paper co-authored by SPERI Associate Fellows Stephen Farrall and Maria Grasso, SPERI Co-Director Colin Hay, Will Jennings and Emily Gray, analysed data from the British Social Attitudes Survey taken between 1985 and 2012 and found that Blair’s generation is … Continue reading

3 February 2017 by SPERI
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New Paper: British Business Strategy, EU Social and Employment Policy and the Emerging Politics of Brexit

A new Paper published today highlights how Brexit might change how British businesses engage with EU institutions in order to further their objectives. Through a document analysis of business responses to the Balance of Competences Review on EU Social and Employment Policy and CBI policy documents between 2010-2016, the author Scott Lavery outlines how British business has attempted to ‘defend … Continue reading

1 February 2017 by SPERI
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New SPERI/APPG on Inclusive Growth event in Parliament | 21 February – Registration now open

Earlier this month SPERI launched a new partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth. On Tuesday 21st February SPERI and the APPG will hold our first joint event in Parliament when a panel of leading UK and international thinkers will come together to present views on the ‘state of the inclusive growth debate’. How to achieve inclusive growth is … Continue reading

31 January 2017 by SPERI
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European Union Financial Regulation, Banking Union, Capital Markets Union and the UK – New SPERI Paper

As part of the project on Diverging Capitalisms with FEPS and Policy Network, we are pleased to publish a new paper by Professor Lucia Quaglia which analyses the EU reforms in three key financial policy areas – financial regulation, Banking Union and Capital Markets Union – and the role played by the preferences and influence of the United Kingdom (UK) … Continue reading

25 January 2017 by SPERI
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Registration open for ‘In Conversation’ with Will Hutton, 3 March 2017

We are delighted to welcome Will Hutton for SPERI’s fifth ‘In Conversation’ evening at 6pm, on Friday 3 March 2017 in Firth Hall at the University of Sheffield. Places for this event are limited and we invite you to REGISTER online via eventbrite. Will Hutton is one of the most eminent political economists in Britain. He is a writer and journalist and was … Continue reading

23 January 2017 by SPERI
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Resolution Foundation report on living standards launched at Sheffield Town Hall

The Resolution Foundation launched “Forging ahead or falling behind: Devolution and the future of living standards in the Sheffield City Region” yesterday evening in the Sheffield Town Hall. Its report analyses economic inequalities between cities and within cities and was presented by Stephen Clarke, Research and Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation. He showed how the Sheffield City Region lags … Continue reading

20 January 2017 by SPERI
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SPERI joins forces with leading parliamentarians to develop new solutions on inclusive growth

SPERI has today launched a new partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth – a cross-party group of senior parliamentarians – to develop solutions for a more inclusive and more equal economy. The APPG on Inclusive Growth is backed by a range of influential individuals and organisations across politics, business, trade unions, finance, churches and faith groups and … Continue reading

19 January 2017 by SPERI
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