Publications

As well as the political economy blog SPERI Comment,  SPERI publishes its research in a number of forms:

Listed below are our three latest publications:

Brief No. 3: ‘Brexit Britain’: Where does the UK growth model go from here?

In this Brief Andrew Gamble and Scott Lavery, both of SPERI, offer a brief historical overview of the development of the UK growth model and the strategic orientation of British business groups. They outline how Brexit has problematised conventional economic and business strategies and the potential development trajectories for the British economy now that Article 50 has been triggered.The findings presented in this Brief take the analysis developed as part of the workshop entitled ‘After Brexit: British and EU capitalisms at the crossroads?’ held in Brussels on March 24th 2017.

SPERI Paper No. 40: Political Economy and the Paradoxes of Macroprudential Regulation by Andrew Baker

This Paper takes a close look at macroprudential regulation by engaging with its constituent concepts and how they interrelate to one another. The author argues that the emerging political economy of macroprudential regulation revolves around five paradoxes. The first three of these are paradoxes that characterise the financial system and are identified by the macroprudential perspective. In seeking to respond to these paradoxes, macroprudential policy generates a further two distinctly institutional and political paradoxes. The last of these is a central bankers’ paradox which relates to the source of independent central bank authority and the difficulty of building legitimacy and public support for macroprudential regulation.

SPERI Paper No. 39: British Business Strategy, EU Social and Employment Policy and the Emerging Politics of Brexit by Scott Lavery

This Paper highlights how Brexit will change the strategy of British Business which have traditionally engaged with the EU institutions in order to further their objectives. Through a document analysis of business responses to the Balance of Competences Review on EU Social and Employment Policy and CBI policy documents between 2010-2016, the author Scott Lavery outlines how British business has attempted to ‘defend and extend’ a liberalising agenda in the EU throughout the pre-referendum period. It is argued that Brexit fundamentally undermines this strategic orientation. The Paper concludes with some of the key strategic dilemmas which the ‘leave’ vote generates for British capital within the emerging politics of Brexit.