The Global Contours of Growth & Development Beyond the Crisis

SPERI conference

The 2014 SPERI conference seeks to take discussion of the political economy of the crisis beyond its British and European contexts to focus centrally on the dynamics and patterns of the distribution of growth and development across the entire global political economy.

The programme features 15 panels of experts travelling to Sheffield from a large number of countries, as befits the theme of the conference.

We are delighted to confirm our plenary speakers:

Monday 30th June

Professor Linda Weiss (University of Sydney)
The U.S. Innovation and Enterprise Engine: Built by the National Security State, Threatened by Financialisation

Dr David Hudson (University College London)
The Changing Politics of Global Development Architectures

Professor Teddy Brett (London School of Economics)
Responding to International Inequality and the Global Crisis: The Need for Redistributive Solutions

Tuesday 1 July

Professor Wang Yong (University of Peking)
China and Global Economic Rebalancing: Perception, Policy and Implication to China’s Participation in Global Governance

Professor Greg Chin (York University, Toronto)
China and the proposed BRICS Dev bank

Professor John Mathews (Macquarie University, Sydney)
Shifting Wealth, Diffusion of Industrialization and the Rise of a New Green Development Model: Is China driving the process?

Professor Craig Murphy (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Further Lessons of the ‘Good’ Crisis in Africa and the BRICS

Wednesday 2 July

Professor Raphael Kaplinsky (The Open University)
Horses for Courses: Productive Sector Polices and Differentiated Global Value Chains

Professor Andy Sumner (King’s College, London)
Have Global Poverty and Inequality Really been Falling?

Halifax HallClick here for the full programme (pdf format) Please note that the programme is subject to change

The conference is taking place in the Halifax Hall, formerly a Victorian steel baron’s mansion.  Originally built in the 1830s, Halifax Hall offers a quiet retreat set within beautiful gardens – the perfect, undisturbed conference location in the heart of Sheffield.

Any queries please contact Laure Astill by email or by phone on 01142228346.


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