Professor Andrew GambleAndrew Gamble

Position: Professorial Fellow


Areas of interest and expertise:

Andrew worked at the University of Sheffield from 1973 to 2007, variously as Professor of Politics and Head of the Department of Politics, Director of the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor.  He then moved to the University of Cambridge where he was Professor of Politics and Head of the new Department of Politics and International Studies.  He has served as Chair of the International Advisory Board of SPERI since SPERI’s creation in 2012.He read economics at Cambridge for his first degree, then political theory at Durham before returning to Cambridge for his PhD in social and political sciences. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences and has been a joint editor of New Political Economy and The Political Quarterly. He was awarded a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust in 2004, and in 2005 received the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies from the UK Political Studies Association.

Recent publications

Andrew is the author of many books on politics and political economy, including such classics as The Conservative NationBritain in DeclineThe Free Economy and the Strong StatePolitics and FateHayek: The Iron Cage of LibertyBetween Europe and America, The Spectre at the Feast and Crisis without End?: The Unravelling of Western Prosperity.

His latest book – Can the Welfare State Survive? – was published in 2016.