Tag Archives for City of London

New Research Programme with Policy Network and FEPS

SPERI launches on 1st December a new research programme with Policy Network in London and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in Brussels.  It will run for two years until 30 November 2017. The programme is entitled ‘Diverging Capitalisms? Britain, the City of London and Europe’ and is jointly led by Colin Hay (Co-Director of SPERI), Renaud Thillaye (Deputy … Continue reading

1 December 2015 by
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The potential of workers’ capital in Britain’s economic renewal

Craig Berry

Recent governments have not focused sufficiently on addressing the chronic short-termism of pension fund investments The 2008 financial crisis and subsequent stagnation in the British economy gave renewed prominence to one of its longstanding handicaps. The relative lack of long-term investment can be associated with both the housing market and asset price booms which created significant volatility in the pre-crisis … Continue reading

6 November 2015 by
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A terminal crisis of Anglo-America?

Jeremy Green

In the wake of the global financial crisis new strains have emerged within the US-UK ‘Special Relationship’ Scenes of Lehman Brothers’ employees hurriedly clearing out belongings from their London offices in September 2008, as the bank filed for the largest bankruptcy in US history, became part of the iconic imagery of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Lehman’s collapse was the … Continue reading

30 July 2015 by
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Thank you for attending the book launch of Capital by John Lanchester

Last night John Lanchester launched the paperback version of his latest book Capital in Firth Hall, at the University of Sheffield. Insightful but different accounts of the book were provided by Mick Moran (Professor of Government, Manchester Business School) and Sue Vice (Professor of English Literature, University of Sheffield), before John explained how he came to write both Capital and … Continue reading

8 February 2013 by
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