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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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‘Brexit Britain’: Where does the UK growth model go from here? New Policy Brief published by SPERI, FEPS and Policy Network

We are pleased to publish the third Brief of a series drawing on the project ‘Diverging Capitalisms? Britain, the City of London and Europe’, jointly organised by FEPS, Policy Network and SPERI. In this Brief Andrew Gamble and Scott Lavery, both of SPERI, offer a brief historical overview of the development of the UK growth model and the strategic orientation … Continue reading

30 March 2017 by SPERI
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4 May: ‘Generation Right’: watch the film and discuss Margaret Thatcher’s legacy

A rare screening of the 2015 documentary, ‘Generation Right’, will take place on Thursday 4 May at 18.00 in the Diamond at the University of Sheffield. It will then be followed by a panel discussion of the issues raised in the film involving a number of eminent speakers. ‘Generation Right’ shows how the UK has been profoundly changed by Margaret … Continue reading

28 March 2017 by SPERI
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‘Diverging Capitalisms, Part 3: After Brexit: British and EU capitalisms at the crossroads?’

On Friday March 24, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, many of the SPERI team gathered in Brussels to participate in a one-day workshop entitled ‘After Brexit: British and EU capitalisms at the crossroads?’ alongside an esteemed assortment of fellow scholars, policy-makers, political advisors, and think tank colleagues. The workshop, organised jointly by SPERI, … Continue reading

27 March 2017 by SPERI
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SPERI Welcomes Visiting Research Fellow from the University of Amsterdam

We are delighted to welcome Bart Stellinga from the University of Amsterdam, who is spending ten days in SPERI as part of the partnership between our institute and the University of Amsterdam’s Political Economy and Transnational Governance programme group (PETGOV). The partnership was made possible thanks to the award of a Sheffield International Mobility Scheme grant facilitated by SPERI Research … Continue reading

24 March 2017 by SPERI
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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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