Category archives for Research Fellows

New SPERI Paper – The Social Bases of Austerity

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of the latest SPERI Paper The Social Bases of Austerity: European Tunnel Vision & the Curious Case of the Missing Left by Stephanie Mudge. Stephanie is a SPERI Research Fellow & Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California Davis. You can read the abstract and download the full paper, free, below. Abstract The … Continue reading

27 February 2014 by
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Craig Berry debates the Minister for Pensions Steve Webb MP & other events this week

It’s been another busy week for the SPERI team. On Monday 10th February SPERI Research Fellow Craig Berry debated pensions with the Minister for Pensions Steve Webb MP. At the event held by the International Longevity Centre (ILC) UK entitled Linking state pension age to longevity: Tackling the fairness challenge, Ben Franklin presented a new report which outlined issues surrounding the steadily … Continue reading

13 February 2014 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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Welcome Craig Berry!

We would like to officially welcome Craig Berry to the SPERI team. Craig joined the team as a Research Associate this week. His project ‘Reorienting the British Growth Model’ will review, summarise and contribute further to literatures on national and regional investment banking, considering the relative merits of different national models and the role they have played in promoting export-led … Continue reading

10 September 2013 by
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Jeremy & Scott work on papers proposing European reform at FEPS meeting

In July 2013, Scott Lavery and Jeremy Green spent three days at the Renner Institute in Vienna, Austria, for a Foundation of European Progressive Studies (FEPS) Young Academics Network meeting. Over what were an intensive couple of days, they were producing policy papers with progressive proposals for European reform, with other young European academics. Jeremy was working on a paper gearing … Continue reading

13 August 2013 by
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Jeremy & Scott visit Budapest for the 10th FEPS Young Academics Network seminar

Jeremy Green and Scott Lavery have recently returned from a trip to Budapest, Hungary for the tenth FEPS YAN (Foundation for European Studies Young Academics Network) seminar. Meeting with around twenty five other young progressive researchers from across Europe, the purpose of the meeting was to establish working groups which will re-convene throughout the year in order to produce policy-orientated … Continue reading

19 March 2013 by
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New appointments at SPERI: welcome Stephanie and Valbona!

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new SPERI Research Fellow – Professor Stephanie Mudge joins us from UC Davis in California. Stephanie is a political and economic sociologist whose research centres on the historical study of culture, democratic politics, economic policy, and the constitution of political authority. Her work deals with both the national and transnational levels … Continue reading

28 January 2013 by
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SPERI on tour!

It has been a busy few months for the staff of Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute. This month, Professor Colin Hay attended the European Sociological Association Conference, Milan. Before this, he presented a paper on asset-based welfare and the British crisis at Sciences Po, Paris for the Premier séminaire: finance et protection sociale. You can download his presentation ‘Asset-based welfare’: The … Continue reading

6 December 2012 by
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Work or study with SPERI: New opportunities announced

There are currently several exciting opportunities up for grabs. We are currently seeking to appoint an exceptional Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to help shape, develop and lead SPERI’s research agenda over the next three years. We also have one funded PhD Studentship available, and we are looking for volunteers to help out at SPERI events. You can find a brief outline of … Continue reading

10 October 2012 by
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A new academic year with lots to be excited about

As the new academic year dawns, it’s all systems go at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute – with plenty of events planned to give you something to look forward to. The next event ‘Professor David Marquand (University of Oxford) in Conversation’, will take place on 22 November 2012, in the Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield. Tickets are available free, on … Continue reading

21 September 2012 by
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New appointments and BISA-ISA plenary roundtable.

We are delighted to welcome four Honorary Research Fellows in to the SPERI family. Dr Andrew Baker (Queen’s University Belfast)  Dr Ben Clift (University of Warwick), Dr Helen Thompson (Unversity of Cambridge) and Dr Cornelia Woll (Sciences Po) were appointed as Honorary Research Fellows on 1 August 2012. You will soon be able to view their full profiles on the SPERI website. We have also appointed … Continue reading

14 August 2012 by
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