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New Brief: Conservative support in Northern England at the 2015 general election

In this Brief, the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute considers the electoral performance of the Conservative Party across the three regions of Northern England at the 2015 general election. It focuses not only on seats won, but also the ranking and vote share of Conservative candidates in Northern constituencies, and how this has changed since 2010. The Brief therefore contributes … Continue reading

4 June 2015 by
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New SPERI Brief: The relationship between economic growth and population growth

In this Brief, the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) considers the relationship between population growth and economic growth in the UK. The fact that populations and economic output tend to grow in tandem, albeit at different rates, has been well-documented. However, the link between population growth and economic growth in the UK appears to have weakened. The implications of … Continue reading

15 September 2014 by
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The Evolution of the UK Tax Base: New SPERI Brief

We are pleased to announce that the fifth British Political Economy Brief in the series has now been published. In this Brief the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) considers the changing tax base of the UK state. Taxation takes many different forms, encompassing progressive taxes such as income tax, regressive taxes such as Value Added Tax, and taxes targeted on private enterprises … Continue reading

13 June 2014 by
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Sterling depreciation & the UK trade balance

We’re pleased to announce that the highly anticipated second British Political Economy Brief in the series has now been published. The paper No.2. Sterling depreciation & the UK trade balance, by Craig Berry and Scott Lavery, considers the relationship between the relative value of sterling and the UK trade balance. When a country’s currency depreciates in value relative to its major competitors, its exports … Continue reading

18 February 2014 by
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