Category archives for Research

Sir Keith Burnett quotes SPERI Paper at HEPI Conference

This week, the latest SPERI paper was discussed by Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sheffield, at a major conference about developing the research policy and funding environment in the UK. Sir Keith Burnett was a speaker at the 2013 Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Autumn Conference on the Future for UK Research Policy and Funding on Wednesday 14 November. … Continue reading

15 November 2013 by
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SPERI Paper No.6 ‘The UK’s Innovation Deficit & How to Repair it’

SPERI Paper No.6. has now been published. The latest in the series – The UK’s Innovation Deficit & How to Repair it – is by Richard Jones, Professor of Physics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, here at the University of Sheffield. In the paper Richard highlights some concerning data about the UK’s poor investment record in research and innovation. You can read the … Continue reading

30 October 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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New international partnerships

We are pleased to announce that SPERI has developed a number of international partnerships with other comparable research centres and institutes across the globe. We are currently working in a variety of ways with four organisations: the Centre for Globalization and Development at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, the Centre for International Political Economy at Peking University in China, … Continue reading

25 July 2013 by
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SPERI Paper No.3 is here!

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of SPERI Paper No.3 ‘Power, Politics & the City of London: Before & After the Great Crisis’ by Sukhdev Johal, Michael Moran and Karel Williams (University of Manchester). The paper examines the power of finance in the UK in the light of debates about the meaning of power. It distinguishes four faces of power.  Three are drawn … Continue reading

10 July 2013 by
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New research position announced at SPERI

We are pleased to announce that SPERI wishes to recruit an exceptional post-doctoral research associate from 1 August 2013 for a two-year period to work on a new research programme, described below: Reorienting the British Growth Model The crisis that the British political economy faces is not at heart a crisis of debt; it is instead a crisis of and … Continue reading

10 June 2013 by
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The Power of Finance before and after the Great Financial Crisis – workshop & special issue of Government & Opposition

On 1 May 2013, we hosted a workshop entitled ‘The Power of Finance before and after the Great Financial Crisis’ at the Kenwood Hotel in Sheffield. The workshop, funded by the journal Government and Opposition, the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) at the University of Manchester and SPERI, attracted leading academics from across the globe, and their papers … Continue reading

3 May 2013 by
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Palgrave SPERI pivot series coming soon!

We’re delighted to announce that yesterday SPERI signed a contract with Palgrave Macmillan for a SPERI pivot series entitled ‘Rebuilding a Sustainable Recovery: SPERI Research and Policy’. The series of short books will be available to download and also available as hard copies. The first in the series, by SPERI Director Colin Hay, will be published later in the summer. … Continue reading

16 April 2013 by
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SPERI Paper No.2 is here!

SPERI Paper No.2 ‘Capitalist Diversity, Work and Employment Relations’ by Professors Christel Lane and Geoffrey Wood is here! It follows on from the first SPERI Paper ‘ The British Growth Crisis: A Crisis of and for Growth’ by Professor Colin Hay (Director of SPERI), published in February 2013, and you can download them both, free, here! In this second paper the … Continue reading

25 March 2013 by
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What does the Chancellor need to do?

Britain’s crisis continues. As we see-saw seemingly incessantly between failed recovery and recession (double-dip, triple-drip, quadruple-dip …) it is time for the Chancellor to think again. It is not so much Plan B that we need so much as an entirely different way of thinking about the crisis we face. This is, as even the IMF can see, a crisis … Continue reading

20 March 2013 by
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SPERI Paper No.1 is here!

The wait is over. You can now download the first in the series of SPERI Papers here. In the opening paragraph of SPERI Paper No.1 The British Crisis: a Crisis of and for Growth by C0-Director Colin Hay; Professor Hay argues: “It is only by acknowledging the complicity and culpability of a decidedly and distinctly Anglo-American conception of capitalism in … Continue reading

9 January 2013 by
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Studentship and conference deadlines, and the arrival of Research Paper No.1

The British Growth Crisis: a Crisis of and for Growth The first SPERI research paper ‘The British Growth Crisis: a Crisis of and for Growth’  by Director Colin Hay is to be published online this week. We are extremely excited about the arrival of the first SPERI research paper, if you would like to read the paper – you will … Continue reading

7 January 2013 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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First SPERI research projects announced

SPERI is collaborating with researchers both across the University and further afield. Drawing staff from departments such as Geography, Management and Sociological Studies, over 20 academic staff are involved in the research, including some of the University’s most senior and eminent professors. The first projects to be announced can be found below and the full project outlines can be read in full … Continue reading

10 April 2012 by
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