Category archives for Media

Live Guardian web chat at 1pm today on slavery and supply chains

At 1pm today, Genevieve Le Baron will take place in a live Guardian web chat on ‘how to tackle slavery in supply chains’ with Beate Andrees (Head of the Special Action Programme to combat forced labour, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland), Dan Viederman (Chief Executive, Verité, Amherst, US), Andrew Wallis (Chief Executive, Unseen, Bristol, UK), Neill Wilkins (Migration Programme Manager, … Continue reading

5 December 2013 by
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SPERI in the news

We’re thrilled to see another article in the press about SPERI Paper No.6 – The UK’s Innovation Deficit and How to Repair it (PDF 1131KB) by Professor Richard Jones. We believe this paper, which talks about the poor UK investment in research and innovation, provides an important warning for the future of the UK economy, and this is why we are especially pleased to see that … Continue reading

4 December 2013 by
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What do food, construction and cannabis have in common?

A report by Genevieve Le Baron was published this week (on Monday 18th November) on the business of forced labour in the UK’s food, construction and cannabis industries by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The paper entitled Forced Labour’s Business Models & Supply Chains was launched yesterday at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation office in London, and has generated a wealth of publicity already. Genevieve … Continue reading

20 November 2013 by
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Scott on BBC Radio Sheffield & Jeremy in the New Statesman

It may be the summer holidays but things at SPERI are still all go. On Tuesday 6 August Scott Lavery. SPERI PhD student, spoke live on BBC Radio Sheffield about the differences between the British and German economies, and what we can learn from the German industrial strategy. Following the recent announcement by Mark Carney on ‘forward guidance’ – Jeremy Green, SPERI Research … Continue reading

8 August 2013 by
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Richard Murphy radio interview following his recent SPERI Comment post with Andrew Baker

Richard Murphy (Tax Research UK) and Andrew Baker (SPERI Honorary Research Fellow and Reader in Political Economy at Queen’s University of Belfast) recently blogged for SPERI Comment about the planned cut in corporation tax in Northern Ireland. Following the two blogs Corporation tax in Northern Ireland: the policy debate and Corporation tax in Northern Ireland: the policy debate, Richard debated the issue passionately on … Continue reading

27 March 2013 by
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SPERI on Newsnight, BBC radio and in the Guardian

It’s been a busy week for Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute. On 23 January, Andrew Gamble (University of Cambridge and Chair of SPERI’s International Advisory Board) took part in a phone in on the Toby Foster at Breakfast show on BBC Radio Sheffield, providing expertise on the possibility of a EU referendum in the hours leading up to David Cameron’s … Continue reading

25 January 2013 by
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Colin Hay on the radio, new publication by Tony Payne and research fellow/studentship opportunities

An interview with Colin Hay will feature on BBC Radio Sheffield on the morning of Thursday 15 March as part of their focus on the economy this week , so don’t forget to listen in! If you miss it – you can catch it on the BBC iPlayer on their website. Tony Payne has had a Spanish edition of his 2010 Development book … Continue reading

14 March 2012 by
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Video of Ed Miliband’s speech at the SPERI inaugural lecture

If you didn’t manage to get a ticket for the SPERI Inaugural Lecture by Rt Hon Ed Miliband last week do not despair! You can watch his full speech in this video: Footage of the lecture was also shown on the Sunday Politics Show, Sky News and Look North, with the launch covered by many major news sources such as … Continue reading

15 February 2012 by
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