Tony Payne

Tony Payne

Position: Professorial Fellow


Areas of interest and expertise: The Political Economy of the Crisis; Global Political Economic Trends; Development Issues; Global Governance.

Tony Payne was the founding co-director of SPERI, with Colin Hay, up to July 2017. He joined the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield in 1985 and was promoted to Professor in 1993. He was Chairman of the Department of Politics between 1992-5 and 1998-2001. He was the Director of the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) from 1996-9 and Co-Director from 2002-4. He was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Social Sciences from 2008-12. He read history and social and political science at Cambridge and subsequently studied at the University of the West Indies and the University of Manchester from where he received his PhD. He worked at Huddersfield Polytechnic from 1979-85 before coming to Sheffield. He was a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in 1989, Hallsworth Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Manchester in 1995-6, a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick between 1997-2006 and Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies of the University of London between 2002-6. He was Managing Editor of New Political Economy from 1995-2005. He was also Visiting Professor in the Department of Public Administration of City University Hong Kong in May 2005 and Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University from 2006-10.

Relevant publications by Tony Payne


  • Civic Capitalism (Polity 2015, with Colin Hay)
  • Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance (Edward Elgar, 2014, with Nicola Phillips)
  • Development (Polity, 2010, with Nicola Phillips)
  • Key Debates in New Political Economy (Routledge, 2006)
  • The Global Politics of Unequal Development (Palgrave, 2005)
  • The New Regional Politics of Development (Palgrave, 2004)
  • The New Political Economy of Globalisation, 2 volumes (Edward Elgar, 2000, with Richard Higgott)
  • Regionalism and World Order (Macmillan, 1996, with Andrew Gamble)

Other selected publications since 2004