The New Statesman SPERI Prize for Political Economy

 

The New Statesman and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield are delighted to announce that they have joined in partnership to establish ‘The New Statesman SPERI Prize for Political Economy’.

The Prize will be awarded biennially, starting in 2014, to the scholar who has succeeded most effectively over the preceding two or three years in disseminating original and critical ideas in political economy to a wider public audience. A modest honorarium will be awarded to the winner of the Prize.

The members of the Jury, which will choose the first winner of ‘The New Statesman SPERI Prize for Political Economy’ are as follows:

  • Helen Lewis – Deputy Editor of the New Statesman
  • George Eaton – Political Editor of the New Statesman
  • Tony Payne – Professor of Political Economy and Director of SPERI at the University of Sheffield
  • Andrew Gamble – Professor of Politics at the University of Cambridge and Chair of the International Advisory Board of SPERI
  • Sarah O’Connor – Economics Correspondent at The Financial Times
  • Gavin Kelly – Chief Executive of The Resolution Foundation.

The Jury will be chaired by Professor Tony Payne from SPERI.

The Jury will publish a short-list of 5-6 names in September and announce the winner of the Prize in October. He or she will then deliver ‘The New Statesman SPERI Prize Lecture’ at the Royal Institution in London at a date to be confirmed in November 2014.