Our Research

We have four research themes designed to address major economic and political challenges arising from contemporary capitalism.

Through our research we seek to bring together the multidisciplinary expertise and partnerships needed to understand complex and long-term political- economic issues. We are committed to rigorous research, informed by diverse and innovative methods, supporting economic change at local, national, regional and global level.

Understanding Contemporary Capitalism, a report collectively planned and written by the SPERI research team, outlines our approach to political economy analysis and explains how and why our intellectual agenda is now centred around four research themes which each address issues and concerns at the core of contemporary capitalism.