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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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SPERI-CBMNET: Social and political challenges for the bioeconomy

SPERI Deputy Director Craig Berry and SPERI Research Fellow Martin Craig gave presentations at a two-day conference on the Social and Political Challenges for the Bioeconomy. The two-day event was organised by CBMNET, the ‘Crossing biological membranes’ network at the University of Sheffield, Science and Technology in Society (SATiS), and SPERI. It brought together a large number of UK industrial … Continue reading

12 December 2016 by
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Michael Jacobs calls for economic rethink in USP-SPERI public lecture

In a public lecture co-hosted by SPERI and the Department of  Urban Studies and Planning, leading economist Michael Jacobs called for a rethink of economic orthodoxy and the embracing of innovation to address increasing inequality. Professor Michael Jacobs, Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy (UCL), detailed the flaws in mainstream economic thinking that have led to a prolonged period … Continue reading

18 November 2016 by
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SPERI’s Deputy Director to speak alongside Dan Jarvis MP at Resolution Foundation event in Sheffield

As part of a new investigation into living standards in British cities, the Resolution Foundation (RF) is holding events across England this winter – in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Bristol – to explore the unique challenges faced in different areas, and how Metro Mayors can use their new powers to be the driving force behind a new era of inclusive … Continue reading

17 November 2016 by
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Nicola Sturgeon MSP at SPERI

SPERI held its 2016 Annual Lecture last night in the Octagon Centre at the University of Sheffield. Nicola Sturgeon, MSP and First Minister of Scotland, addressed an audience of over 1000 people and spoke to her theme which was: ‘Scotland and the UK: Economic Policy after the EU Referendum’. In her lecture, the First Minister reiterated her determination to defend … Continue reading

8 November 2016 by
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Forthcoming book launches: ‘How Change Happens’ & ‘Rethinking Capitalism’

We are very pleased to be associated with the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) and the Urban Studies and Planning (USP) department respectively for the launch of two new books below – both events are free but registration is required. ‘How Change Happens’ by Duncan Green Date: Monday, 31 October Time: 6.45pm Venue: The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Road, S3 7RD Duncan Green … Continue reading

12 October 2016 by
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New Statesman/SPERI Prize Lecture with Professor Simon Wren-Lewis – Ticket registration open

Following the announcement of Professor Simon Wren-Lewis winning the 2016 New Statesman/SPERI Prize for Political Economy, we are pleased to invite you to his Prize lecture entitled “What Brexit and austerity tell us about economics, policy and the media“. The lecture will be held at the Emmanuel Centre in London and hosted by Beth Rigby, Senior Political Correspondent at Sky News. Tickets are free … Continue reading

10 October 2016 by
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SPERI annual lecture with Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Date: Monday 7 November 2016 Time: 6pm Venue: The Octagon, The University of Sheffield S10 2TQ SPERI is delighted and privileged to welcome Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland, to deliver the annual lecture titled Scotland and the UK: Economic Policy after the EU Referendum. Watch the event live You can watch the SPERI annual lecture from 6pm on Monday. Follow … Continue reading

5 October 2016 by
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The EU, Brexit and the North – SPERI takes the debate to Manchester

With one week to go until the EU referendum SPERI took the debate to Manchester and hosted a very successful large public debate in Manchester on the referendum, ‘Brexit’ and the possible impact on the North of England. In the grand setting of the Engine Hall at the People’s History Museum a high-profile panel of speakers set out their views … Continue reading

16 June 2016 by
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Sheffield City Region and ‘Brexit’ roundtable discussion -SPERI launches new EU referendum event series

On Thursday 9th June, with two weeks to go before the EU referendum, SPERI held the first of three events to examine the potential impact of ‘Brexit’ on Northern regional economies. The event was part of SPERI’s new programme which is exploring the relationship between the UK’s regions and the EU. Read our new research briefs which highlight the ‘Brexit’ risks for the UK’s … Continue reading

10 June 2016 by
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SPERI-WOERRC workshop: real recovery will require decent work

Academics and labour market experts from across the UK met in Sheffield on May 26-27, 2016 for a workshop hosted by SPERI and WOERRC (Work Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre) and funded by the ESRC. The papers presented uncovered the impacts of the austerity-based recovery model on the domestic labour market, as well as on labour conditions in global supply … Continue reading

31 May 2016 by
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Reforming the Treasury – SPERI hosts review evidence session with Lord Kerslake

Yesterday SPERI hosted an event with Lord Kerslake, former Head of the Civil Service, as part of the independent review he is currently conducting in to the role, responsibilities and operating mandate of the Treasury. This was the first event as part of the review to take place outside of London and provided a useful opportunity for members of the … Continue reading

18 May 2016 by
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The EU Referendum, Brexit and the UK’s regions – new SPERI research and event series

On Thursday 23 June Britain will hold a historic referendum to decide whether to remain in or leave the European Union. SPERI has launched a new programme of research and events to explore the relationship between the UK’s regions and devolved nations and the European Union, with a particular focus on the North of England, and consider the implications of … Continue reading

17 May 2016 by
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Workshop: ‘Diverging Capitalisms, Part 1: the City After the Crisis’

On Friday 29th April SPERI, Policy Network and FEPS organised a one-day workshop entitled ‘Diverging Capitalisms, Part 1: the City After the Crisis’. The workshop, organised by SPERI’s co-director Professor Colin Hay, Dr Arianna Giovannini (SPERI) and Renaud Thillaye (deputy director, Policy Network), was the first of a series of four events as part of the project ‘Diverging Capitalisms? Britain, … Continue reading

3 May 2016 by
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