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:

SPERI British Political Economy Brief No. 30

Young workers’ perspectives on the economy, crisis, the labour market and politics by Craig Berry and Sean McDaniel

This Brief presents new research on the perspectives of young people on the economy, crisis, the labour market and politics. Young people appear to be on the front line of structural change within the economy, evidenced by a stratification within the labour market between secure, high-skilled employment and precarious, low-skilled employment. Utilising focus group research the brief considers whether young people are content to work within ‘the new normal’, and whether they are willing to challenge prevailing economic circumstances in order to refashion the labour market.

SPERI Global Political Economy Brief No. 10

Frankfurt as a financial centre after Brexit by Scott Lavery and Davide Schmid

The Brief looks at how stakeholders based within Frankfurt’s financial sector have sought to position the city as an EU financial centre since the Brexit referendum. Following extensive interviews with elite stakeholders within Frankfurt’s financial sector, the Brief presents new findings that demonstrate how influential political and financial organisations in Frankfurt are working together to promote the city to financial service firms. It outlines how Frankfurt has not taken the more ‘aggressive’ approach pursued by other rival EU financial centres, such as Paris and Luxembourg.

SPERI Paper No.43

Revisiting the developmental state edited by Matt Bishop and Tony Payne

This Paper brings together a range of eminent experts on the subject of the ‘developmental state’: Kunal Sen, Shaun Breslin, Ziya Öniş, Valbona Muzaka, David Booth, Courtney Lindsay and Henry Wai-chung Yeung.  The notion of a ‘developmental state’ is a key concept in the political economy of development. The simultaneous failure of neoliberal free market fundamentalism to deliver rising living standards in the West and the contrasting success of high levels of intervention in China have reignited interest in the concept. The authors each offer pithy, incisive accounts of key points of controversy and debate as they revisit the notion of a developmental state.