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Brexit blues: the election, austerity and leaving the EU

Andrew Gamble

The election will have profound consequences for Brexit, in a transformed political climate where the initiative has been handed to Labour What a difference an election makes. Two months ago Theresa May reversed her previous insistence that there would be no early election and called one.  She was twenty points ahead in the polls, her approval rating was plus 10 … Continue reading

29 June 2017 by
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Trump and Brexit

Andrew Gamble

Trump’s victory and Brexit could unravel the western economic and political order which has been the framework of world politics for the last seventy years Trump’s victory in the US presidential election has been compared to the vote for Brexit. Both were driven by the anger and despair of the white working class, and their rejection of the liberal, cosmopolitan … Continue reading

11 November 2016 by
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Announcing the New Statesman/SPERI Prize 2016

For a second time, this prize – a collaboration between the New Statesman and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield – will recognise the most exciting scholarship in the field of political economy. The New Statesman/SPERI Prize is returning this year for a second award, with a winner announced in the autumn. The first … Continue reading

9 June 2016 by
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Andrew Gamble book launch at the Resolution Foundation – watch the event

On Monday May 9th at an event hosted by the Resolution Foundation, Professor Andrew Gamble, Professorial Fellow at SPERI, outlined the main findings from his new book ‘Can the Welfare State Survive?‘ Following the global financial crisis deep cuts to welfare budgets have become a default policy response for policymakers around the world. Andrew’s book explores the history of the … Continue reading

11 May 2016 by
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Andrew Gamble gives evidence in Parliament to the Treasury Select Committee

On April 13th Professor Andrew Gamble, Professorial Fellow at SPERI, gave evidence in Parliament to the Treasury Select Committee as part of their inquiry into the 2016 Budget, which was delivered by the Chancellor George Osborne on March 16th. As a leading political economist Andrew was invited to give evidence, along with academics from the London School of Economics and … Continue reading

20 April 2016 by
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Can the Welfare State Survive? Andrew Gamble book launch, hosted by the Resolution Foundation

On Monday May 9th, at an event hosted by the Resolution Foundation in London, Professor Andrew Gamble, Professorial Fellow at SPERI, will launch his new book Can the Welfare State Survive? Following the global financial crisis deep cuts to welfare budgets have become a default policy response for policymakers around the world. Andrew’s book explores the history of the welfare state, … Continue reading

19 April 2016 by
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Video of our ‘In Conversation’ event with David Willetts live on itunes

We are pleased to share the video of our ‘In Conversation’ event with David Willetts which took place yesterday evening (Wednesday 23 March) in Firth Hall. You can watch the video here. The event was the fourth of SPERI’s ‘In Conversation’ events and videos of all four can be on SPERI’s Itunes series. Our previous ‘In Conversation’ guests have been … Continue reading

24 March 2016 by
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SPERI teach-in event on ‘Corbynomics’

On Wednesday October 28th SPERI will hold a teach-in event to explore the economic policies put forward by Jeremy Corbyn in his successful campaign to be elected as Labour Party Leader. The so-called ‘Corbynomics’ ideas were first set out in July in Jeremy Corbyn’s policy document ‘The Economy in 2020’. Since then a significant debate about the ideas has begun, … Continue reading

24 September 2015 by
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Political party conferences: A look ahead

As the party conferences get underway this weekend three experienced analysts share their thoughts on what we might expect to hear at the Lib Dem, Labour and Conservative conferences, and the challenges facing each party. Michael Kenny on the Liberal Democrats: The biggest challenge facing the Lib Dems’ newly elected leader, Tim Farron, when he rises to speak at the … Continue reading

17 September 2015 by
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A tale of two elections

Andrew Gamble

Labour is now confronted with a serious strategic dilemma, but the Conservatives also face huge economic and political challenges The election result surprised everybody, except perhaps Lynton Crosby.  The eleven pre-election polls accurately predicted the vote share of the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, but seriously underestimated the Conservatives and overestimated Labour.  Cameron needed a 7% lead over Labour to secure … Continue reading

11 May 2015 by
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Once upon a time in the West

Craig Berry

Andrew Gamble’s new book offers an unrivalled account of the neoliberal fairytale The West – the informal club of the world’s very rich nation-states – has no greater exponent than Andrew Gamble.  That’s not to say that Gamble’s account of the financial crisis and its aftermath, Crisis Without End: The Unravelling of Western Prosperity, is not hugely critical of much … Continue reading

1 October 2014 by
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Andrew Gamble returns to the University of Sheffield

We are delighted to announce that Professor Andrew Gamble joins SPERI and the Department of Politics as of today as part-time Professorial Fellow. Andrew worked at the University of Sheffield from 1973 to 2007, variously as Professor of Politics and Head of the Department of Politics, Director of the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor.  He then moved to … Continue reading

1 October 2014 by
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New Book by SPERI Advisory Board Chair Professor Andrew Gamble

Today sees the publication of Crisis Without End?: The Unravelling of Western Prosperity by Professor Andrew Gamble. The work is a major reassessment of the 2008 financial crash – showing that it was no ordinary crisis, but the harbinger of a much deeper convulsion comparable to past crises of capitalism. Andrew Gamble looks to the future at a world where the … Continue reading

26 June 2014 by
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Thanks for attending ‘Andrew Haldane In Conversation’

It was another full house on Thursday 20 February, when Andrew Haldane (Executive Director for Financial Stability at the Bank of England and University of Sheffield alumnus) returned to Sheffield. The audience at Firth Hall at the University of Sheffield listened intently to Professor Andrew Gamble (Chair of SPERI International Advisory Board and Professor of Politics at the University of Cambridge) engaging with Andrew … Continue reading

25 February 2014 by
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Andrew Haldane In Conversation – tonight

At 6pm tonight Professor Andrew Gamble (University of Cambridge and Chair of SPERI International Advisory Board) will interview the ‘one to watch’ at the Bank of England – Andrew Haldane, Director of Financial Stability. The event, which will take place in Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, should be a full house. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket, please come … Continue reading

20 February 2014 by
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Registration now open for ‘Andrew Haldane In Conversation’

The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) is holding the second of its ‘In Conversation’ evenings at 6pm, Thursday 20 February 2014 in Firth Hall, University of Sheffield. This time, Professor Andrew Gamble (University of Cambridge and Chair of SPERI’s International Advisory Board) will engage Andrew Haldane (Executive Director for Financial Stability, Bank of England) in conversation about the financial … Continue reading

2 January 2014 by
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SPERI on Newsnight, BBC radio and in the Guardian

It’s been a busy week for Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute. On 23 January, Andrew Gamble (University of Cambridge and Chair of SPERI’s International Advisory Board) took part in a phone in on the Toby Foster at Breakfast show on BBC Radio Sheffield, providing expertise on the possibility of a EU referendum in the hours leading up to David Cameron’s … Continue reading

25 January 2013 by
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Video highlights from SPERI inaugural conference

‘The British Growth Crisis: Overview and Main Themes’ Plenary session chaired by Professor Tony Payne (SPERI Co-director, University of Sheffield) including: ‘A crisis of growth, not a crisis of debt’, Professor Colin Hay (SPERI Co-director, University of Sheffield) ‘Crisis without end? The deadlocked economy’, Professor Andrew Gamble (University of Cambridge & Chair of SPERI International Advisory Board) ‘Finance and Industry: … Continue reading

24 July 2012 by
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SPERI conference: a month to go!

On 9 February 2012 Rt Hon Ed Miliband launched the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield, pronouncing it as “the right institute, at the right time, in the right place” before echoing the core focus of SPERI’s project: “From the ashes of the kind of irresponsible capitalism which led to the crash, we need to … Continue reading

18 June 2012 by
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Video of Roundtable at PSA Conference 2012

SPERI Co-director Colin Hay recently attended the 62nd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference in Belfast. Here is a video of the British Journal of Political and International Relations Roundtable ‘The State of the UK Political Economy’. As well as Professor Colin Hay, the video also features Professor Andrew Gamble (Chair of the SPERI International Advisory Board),  Dr Andrew Baker … Continue reading

11 May 2012 by
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