Position: Research Assistant
Research Interests: British and Comparative Political Economy, the British model of capitalism, post-crisis economic growth models, ideational political economy, austerity, social democratic politics, The Labour Party, France’s Parti Socialiste.
Sean is a Research Assistant at SPERI, working alongside deputy director Dr Craig Berry on research linked to the Commission on Economic Justice established by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The project will investigate a range of key aspects of the contemporary UK political economy, from the taxation system, to infrastructure to the development of the community-based economy.
- (2017) ‘French Socialism in Crisis: The Undoing of Hollande’s ‘Anti-Austerity’ Programme’, Rewnewal, 25 (1), 39-52.
- (2017) ‘EU Business Views on Brexit: Politics, Trade and Article 50.’, SPERI Global Political Economy Brief No. 7.
- (2017) ‘Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin: Post-Brexit Rivals to the City of London?’, SPERI Global Political Economy Brief No. 6.
- (2014) ‘Post-crisis social democratic policy capacity in France and the United Kingdom: A lesson from the globalisation and social democracy debate’, French Politics 12 (4), 283–309.
Sean has also written several pieces on the Labour Party and the French Socialist Party, appearing on a number of blogs including speri.comment, Policy Network and EuroCité.