Research Students

Adam Barber


Adam’s research focuses on the political economy of offshore financial centres and specifically offshore banking, securitization, insurance and the sound governance of financial markets.

He read for a BA Sociology at the University of Hull graduating in 2009, before going on to complete a Master’s degree in Global Political Economy also at the University of Hull graduating in 2012.

He’s interested in all aspects political economy and in-particular offshore finance, the 2008 financial crisis and banking reform post 2008.


Scott Lavery

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Scott’s research focuses on the uneven development of the UK economy, the rise of peripheral nationalism and regional growth strategies.

He graduated with a first-class degree in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Glasgow in 2009, before completing his Masters degree with distinction in International Political Economy at the University of York in 2012.

Scott is a SPERI Comment contributor, a member of Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) Young Academics Network and is a founding member of the SPERI post-graduate network.