Posts by SPERI

“The world economy is more dangerous and less stable now than in 2008″ | Interview with Professor Colin Hay

Nearly ten years on from the global financial crisis of 2008, Colin Hay, SPERI co-director, and Tom Hunt, SPERI  Policy Research Officer, have edited a book which provides a timely warning as to the dangers still present and building in the global economic system. In The Coming Crisis (Palgrave, 2017) they draw on research on the political economy of growth, stagnation, austerity … Continue reading

8 May 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

Flawed Capitalism | David Coates book launch at SPERI

On Monday May 14th SPERI is delighted to be hosting the UK launch for Professor David Coates’ new book Flawed Capitalism: The Anglo-American Condition and its Resolution, published by Agenda Publishing. The launch will be held at ICOSS at the University of Sheffield between 5.00-7.00pm. A talk by David Coates (Professor of Anglo-American Studies, Wake Forest University, North Carolina) will … Continue reading

26 April 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Events Tags: , ,

The rise and rise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation | New SPERI Global Political Economy Brief

We are very pleased to publish a new SPERI Global Political Economy Brief on ‘The rise and rise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation‘. The Brief charts the development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and assesses how Russia and China have come together to cooperate on common geostrategic and geoeconomic goals for the long-term economic integration of Asia. The new Brief by Rick Rowden, … Continue reading

24 April 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized

Should we put a price on carbon? | Public event on May 11th

Free panel discussion: Should we put a price on carbon? Friday May 11th, 5.30-7.00pm Lecture Theatre 6, The Diamond, University of Sheffield, S3 7RD Registration is free and places can be booked here Global carbon emissions must be urgently reduced. Almost all countries have agreed to do their part, but emissions continue to increase. So there is a pressing need to … Continue reading

22 April 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized

Raising the Bar pamphlet featuring SPERI’s Craig Berry launched in parliament

On Monday night SPERI’s Craig Berry spoke at the launch of Raising the Bar: How Household Incomes Can Grow the Way They Used To, a new pamphlet published by the Fabian Society, in the Houses of Parliament. The pamphlet, available in full here, features Craig alongside Chi Onwurah MP (shadow industrial strategy minister), Anneliese Dodds MP (shadow Treasury minister), Rachel … Continue reading

18 April 2018 by SPERI
Categories: News Tags: , , , , ,

New SPERI co-directors announced

A message from Professor Colin Hay Dear colleagues and friends of SPERI, I am really delighted to be able to announce some fantastic news about SPERI’s leadership. Genevieve LeBaron and Adam Leaver have both been offered, and have both accepted, to join me as co-directors of SPERI, with immediate effect. You will find a short biopic of each below. Given … Continue reading

17 April 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized

OECD global conference on inclusive growth takes place in Parliament

Earlier this month the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Inclusive Growth hosted the OECD’s first ever global parliamentary conference on inclusive growth in the Houses of Parliament. SPERI is the research partner for the APPG. Tom Hunt, SPERI’s Policy Research Officer, led the organisation of the two-day conference. Parliamentarians from 26 countries took part in the conference to debate new … Continue reading

17 April 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

The rationale for local authority pension fund investment decisions | New SPERI report

A new report published today by SPERI assesses the rationale behind the strategic asset allocation of the UK’s largest local authority pension funds since the 2007/2008 financial crisis. The analysis in this new SPERI British Political Economy Brief by Craig Berry and Adam Barber builds directly upon that of our previous Brief, Local Authority Pension Fund Investment Since the Financial Crisis, … Continue reading

13 April 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

Hannah Lambie-Mumford appointed to new Food Standards Agency expert committee

Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford, Research Fellow at SPERI, has been appointed as an expert member of the Food Standard Agency’s new independent Advisory Committee for Social Science. The Advisory Committee for Social Science (ACSS) will be an independent, expert committee of the Food Standard Agency (FSA), providing strategic advice, including how the FSA can bring together different types of evidence, approaches … Continue reading

6 April 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized

Professor Mick Moran (1946-2018)

We were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected death earlier this week of Professor Mick Moran.  Mick was an active member of SPERI’s International Advisory Board.  He wrote blogs for SPERI Comment, spoke at our meetings, workshops and conferences, acted as referee for our book manuscripts and gave unstinting support to SPERI. Mick was a distinguished authority … Continue reading

6 April 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized

Craig Berry wins prestigious British Academy rising star award

SPERI is delighted to announce that our deputy director Craig Berry has won a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. These awards are made to distinguished early career academics to enable engagement in career development through interdisciplinary projects. Craig’s award builds upon his research on UK industrial strategy, and work on the Industrial Strategy Commission (which was nominated last week … Continue reading

26 March 2018 by SPERI
Categories: News Tags: , ,

Child food insecurity in the UK- three new SPERI Briefs published today

The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute has today published a new three-part series of British Political Economy Briefs on child food insecurity in the UK. Together, the briefs, co-ordinated by SPERI Research Fellow Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford highlight the critical issue of children in the UK not having enough food to eat. SPERI Brief 31 Children’s experiences of food and poverty: … Continue reading

23 March 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized

SPERI’s Industrial Strategy Commission nominated for major award

We are delighted to report that the Industrial Strategy Commission, featuring SPERI’s deputy director Dr Craig Berry and associate fellow Professor Richard Jones, has been nominated for a prestigious Guardian University Award. SPERI established the Industrial Strategy Commission in partnership with policy@manchester (University of Manchester) in early 2017. Craig and Richard were joined by Professor Diane Coyle and Professor Andrew … Continue reading

22 March 2018 by SPERI
Categories: News Tags: , ,

Crisis in the Eurozone Periphery | New book published in SPERI Palgrave series

We are delighted to announce the publication of a further volume in the SPERI series ‘Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research and Policy’ published by Palgrave Macmillan Crisis in the Eurozone Periphery: The Political Economies of Greece, Spain, Ireland and Portugal, edited by Owen Parker and Dimitris Tsarouhas, investigates the causes and consequences of crisis in four countries of … Continue reading

2 March 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

New vacancy: Inclusive Growth Research Associate at SPERI

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Research Associate to join SPERI and work on our programme of research on inclusive growth. Inclusive Growth Research Associate SPERI’s research programme on inclusive growth aims to consider the multilevel dimensions of the inclusive growth agenda. Many so-called ‘left behind’ regions in advanced economies share similar economic and social characteristics and in … Continue reading

19 February 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized

New SPERI Paper: Revisiting the developmental state

We are pleased to publish a new SPERI paper edited by Matt Bishop and Tony Payne on ‘Revisiting the developmental state’. Originally published as a blog series late last year, the paper brings together a number of eminent experts on the subject: Kunal Sen, Shaun Breslin, Ziya Öniş, Valbona Muzaka, David Booth, Courtney Lindsay and Henry Wai-chung Yeung. The notion … Continue reading

7 February 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

New FEPS-SPERI policy brief: Turning ‘intergenerational fairness’ into progressive policy

A new FEPS-SPERI policy brief by Kate Alexander Shaw, ‘Turning ‘intergenerational fairness’ into progressive policy‘ is published today. In the new brief Kate Alexander Shaw sets out a series of recommendations for how the ‘intergenerational fairness’ can be turned into progressive policies. The brief’s central argument is that progressives need to develop an analysis that connects a structural understanding of the problem … Continue reading

30 January 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

Reimagining tax through speculative design – new SPERI project

SPERI is embarking on a new collaborative project which will explore the role of communications between tax authorities and taxpayers in increasing ‘tax morale’. The project will be led by Dr Liam Stanley (SPERI) in collaboration with Dr Rebecca Bramall at the University of the Arts London (UAL). Tax is the lifeblood of public life. It funds public services and contributes … Continue reading

25 January 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

Three new SPERI-IPPR literature reviews published

The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) have today published its final series of literature reviews, compiled to inform IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice. The reviews have been authored by SPERI research assistant Sean McDaniel and deputy director Craig Berry. The three published today focus on: Macroeconomic policy change since the financial crisis … Continue reading

22 January 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized

Baby Boomers versus Millennials | New paper on the politics of intergenerational fairness

A new paper by Kate Alexander Shaw, published today, ‘Baby Boomers versus Millennials: rhetorical conflicts and interest-construction in the new politics of intergenerational fairness’ analyses the current debate in the UK around intergenerational fairness. The paper is part of our research project on the Political Economy of Young People in Europe, in collaboration with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), … Continue reading

18 January 2018 by SPERI
Categories: Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , ,