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New video interview: Professor Tony Payne on inclusive growth

Professor Tony Payne, co-director of SPERI, recently sat down with Liam Byrne MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth, to discuss the importance of inclusive growth. Watch the video here: Find out more about SPERI’s partnership with the APPG on Inclusive Growth here. Sign up to receive updates from the APPG at

26 April 2017 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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Video of Wolfgang Streeck’s talk – ‘Last Call: Time is Running out on Capitalism and Democracy in Europe’

We are pleased to share the opening address of the SPERI Conference which took place on 4th July in Halifax Hall in Sheffield. In this talk, Wolfgang Streeck briefly reconstructs the post-war relationships between democracy and capitalism and shows how the trajectory of ‘democratic capitalism’ has increasingly favoured a social and economic model that prioritises the imperatives of the market … Continue reading

9 September 2016 by
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Video of our ‘In Conversation’ event with David Willetts live on itunes

We are pleased to share the video of our ‘In Conversation’ event with David Willetts which took place yesterday evening (Wednesday 23 March) in Firth Hall. You can watch the video here. The event was the fourth of SPERI’s ‘In Conversation’ events and videos of all four can be on SPERI’s Itunes series. Our previous ‘In Conversation’ guests have been … Continue reading

24 March 2016 by
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A new ‘Introduction’ to SPERI

SPERI has just produced a new ‘introduction’ to its work prepared by Professor Tony Payne, one of its Co-Directors. It comes in the form of a short film and has been designed to feature on the ‘About SPERI’ page on our web-site. In it Tony explains why SPERI was formed, highlights some of the research and events with which it … Continue reading

16 March 2016 by
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Video of the ‘Power to the North?’ event

The video of the ‘Power to the North?’ is now online. This large-scale public event brought high-profile public figures to debate whether further powers should be devolved to Northern England and, if so, in what form. Speakers: Julia Unwin, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Ben Lucas, founding partner of Metro Dynamics & member of the RSA City Growth … Continue reading

24 November 2015 by
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Videos of the SPERI Corbynomics event

The three videos of the SPERI Teach-in event on Corbynomics can be viewed below or on our SPERIshefuni youtube channel. We are also publishing follow-up blogs from the event. Read the first blog by Professor Andrew Gamble: Corbynomics Part I. The slides of Dr Jonathan Perraton’s presentation can be accessed here. #SPERIcorbynomics Storify: [<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “Corbynomics” on Storify</a>]

5 November 2015 by
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‘The Age of Irresponsibility’: Post-budget video and opinion piece by Craig Berry

Read Craig Berry’s reactions to the budget published in the Huffington post today: The Age of Irresponsibility. Watch our short post-budget video: For details on the failure of the Coalition government to rebalance the economy, see our latest brief: Has the UK economy been ‘rebalanced’? SPERI is hosting a workshop on the Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse on the … Continue reading

9 July 2015 by
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Video of ‘The Failure of Austerity’ by Lord Skidelsky now online

The video of the 4th SPERI Annual Lecture delivered by Lord Robert Skidelsky and entitled ‘The Failure of Austerity’ is now available on iTunes and on youtube below. Over 500 members of the public, staff and students of the University came to listen to the renowned author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes and were treated to a demanding … Continue reading

4 June 2015 by
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Book launch video highlights: Civic Capitalism

The newly published book Civic Capitalism by SPERI co-Directors Colin Hay and Anthony Payne was launched on 16th April in Sheffield with Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and Ed Cox, Director of IPPR North. Here are the highlights. The full version of the launch is available below:

5 May 2015 by
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Video of last week’s ‘In Conversation’ evening with Frances O’Grady

The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) held the third of its ‘In Conversation’ evenings last week with Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC. The video of the event is now available online. We have also selected a short insightful extract of Frances O’Grady recalling her trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos. A must-watch. Extract: We have … Continue reading

26 February 2015 by
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Video highlights from Reporting the (Political?) Economy

If you have missed last week’s SPERI event with Aditya Chakrabortty, Frances Coppola, Paul Mason and Sarah O’Connor, the highlights are now available online. You can also see photos of the event on our facebook page.

22 October 2014 by
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Video of George Monbiot: “The Pricing of Everything”

Video of the SPERI Annual Lecture by George Monbiot “The Pricing of Everything” is now available online: Check our facebook page for photos of the event and information about our latest publications:

7 May 2014 by
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SPERI Research mentioned in Parliamentary Debate

In a parliamentary budget debate yesterday, Paul Blomfield MP referred to recent SPERI Research to argue that the budget does nothing to tackle regional inequalities and the north/south divide: “The Budget does not just ignore those issues; it is making them worse. Research by Sheffield political economy research institute has exposed the Chancellor’s flagship increase in the income tax  personal allowance as … Continue reading

25 March 2014 by
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SPERI videos now on iTunes U

We’re pleased to announce that you will soon be able to download SPERI content including videos, podcasts, academic papers and policy briefs – free, on iTunes U. The University of Sheffield now has its own exciting iTunes U channel and SPERI is one of the first parts of the University to use the facility. The first video, of the SPERI … Continue reading

14 February 2014 by
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Videos & photos from SPERI banking seminar

Thank you to all who attended the SPERI seminar ‘The Banking Crisis & The Future of Banking: Reflections from Three Key Insiders’ on Tuesday 15 October. In the event Professor Andrew Hindmoor (University of Sheffield) asked banking insiders Sir John Gieve (former Permanent Secretary for the Home Office and former Deputy Governor for Financial Stability at the Bank of England), … Continue reading

21 October 2013 by
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Videos from SPERI Annual Conference

If you were unable to attend SPERI Conference, don’t worry. Here we bring you some of the keynote speakers right to your living room/office/train/wherever you are reading this, so grab a cup of tea and enjoy. Opening plenary by Peter Katzenstein (Cornell University): The European Predicament: Global & Local Dimensions Iain Begg (London School of Economics) & Vivien Schmidt (Boston … Continue reading

10 July 2013 by
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Video of Tony Payne speaking at the 2013 G8 Pre-Summit Conference

Following on from his recent SPERI Comment blogs on the issue, SPERI Director Tony Payne recently spoke out against the outdated terminology still used in the global development debate. Speaking at the 2013 G8 Pre-Summit Conference at Queen’s Belfast University last week, Tony argued again that we are in fact all developing countries now, that the ‘north/south’ and ‘developed/developing countries’ … Continue reading

20 June 2013 by
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Book launch: Capital by John Lanchester – watch the video

If you were unable to attend the recent SPERI event – ‘Book launch: Capital by John Lanchester’ on 7 February 2013 at Firth Hall, you can now watch the full recording of the event! We would like to thank the University Creative Media Team for the making of this video. The next SPERI event will be the Annual Lecture – … Continue reading

12 February 2013 by
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Watch the video of ‘Professor David Marquand In Conversation’

If you missed the event ‘Professor David Marquand In Conversation’ on 22 November 2012 at the Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield, you can now watch the recording of the event here. A former Labour MP, Chief Adviser to the European Commission, founding member of the Social Democratic Party and prolific author; Professor David Marquand (University of Oxford) is asked by … Continue reading

4 December 2012 by
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