Tag Archives for economic growth

Inclusive growth: the challenge of our time

Colin Hay

A new growth model must be economically and morally sustainable – now, and for future generations “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” (George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945) In a context in which we have been told for so long that ‘we are all in it together’ to ask for inclusive growth might not seem … Continue reading

21 February 2017 by
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Workshop Report on Designing Sustainable Economies: Translating ideas and research into policy and practice

Can economic growth and environmental protection go hand-in-hand? Does climate change and resource depletion force us to radically imagine our economic systems? Is continued economic growth universally necessary and desirable? On 29-30 July, twenty-five scholars, activists, practitioners, civil society, and representatives of intergovernmental institutions gathered in Sheffield to grapple with these questions. Organised by Hayley Stevenson, as part of her … Continue reading

28 September 2016 by
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PhD studentship vacancy at SPERI: Sustainable resource use and economic growth

An exciting opportunity has risen for a Doctoral Researcher to join the SPERI team funded by the Max Batley Grantham Scholarship. The Max Batley Grantham Scholarship is organised in partnership with the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. This studentship is tenable for four years from 1 October 2016 and will be based at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), … Continue reading

28 January 2016 by
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Interrogating the ‘good news’ on employment

Craig Berry

Why the coalition government is wrong to consider the relatively high employment rate one of its main successes The good news is that the employment rate has grown to 71.7 per cent (all aged 16-64) in June-August 2013, up from 70.7 per cent when the coalition government took office. There are almost 700,000 more people in work. However, there are … Continue reading

25 November 2013 by
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Are we there yet?

Craig Berry

The recent good news about renewed growth in the British economy badly needs to be scrutinised and put in context A strange story has started to emerge about the British economy. Apparently, it’s in recovery! The central plotline boils down to one key statistic: the UK economy is growing. GDP growth in the second quarter of 2013 was 0.7 per … Continue reading

14 November 2013 by
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