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The EU Referendum, Brexit and the UK’s regions – new SPERI research and event series

On Thursday 23 June Britain will hold a historic referendum to decide whether to remain in or leave the European Union. SPERI has launched a new programme of research and events to explore the relationship between the UK’s regions and devolved nations and the European Union, with a particular focus on the North of England, and consider the implications of … Continue reading

17 May 2016 by
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Where now for flexicurity? – new SPERI Global Political Economy Brief

A new SPERI Global Political Economy Brief, published today, presents new research by SPERI Associate Fellows Professor Jason Heyes and Dr Thomas Hastings. The Brief shows that across the EU there has been a significant shift towards weaker job security and employment support since the global financial crisis. Download the report here. Key findings Analysis of data from 19 European … Continue reading

7 March 2016 by
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New SPERI Paper by Ben Clift

You can now download the next in the SPERI Paper series Paper No.10 – The Hollande Presidency, the Eurozone Crisis & the Politics of Fiscal Rectitude by Ben Clift (SPERI Honorary Research Fellow & Professor of Political Economy, University of Warwick). The paper analyses the political economy of the Hollande Presidency in France, evaluating the economic policies pursued by the French Socialist … Continue reading

20 March 2014 by
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Understanding ‘Europessimism’

In the aftermath of the crisis this new scholarly position in the debate about the EU has become an increasingly important strand of thinking There are many signs that the EU is a political system in crisis. The past few years have seen a succession of popular protests in Eurozone countries against the imposition of austerity, while political elites, especially … Continue reading

4 March 2014 by
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SPERI Paper No.8 published – The Crisis of the Euro: The Problem of German Power Revisited

SPERI Paper No.8 has arrived. The paper entitled The Crisis of the Euro:  The Problem of German Power Revisited by Helen Thompson (Reader in Politics & Director of Studies at Clare College, University of Cambridge and SPERI Honorary Research Fellow) was published today. The paper argues that the durability of the euro appears to rest on the impossibility of abandoning it, … Continue reading

10 December 2013 by
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Video of David Marsh book launch

Thank you to all of those who attended what turned out to be a very interesting and insightful book launch. For those of you who couldn’t make it, David Marsh (Financial Times journalist and Chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)) launched the paperback version of his book Europe’s Deadlock : How the Euro Crisis could be … Continue reading

26 November 2013 by
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SPERI Paper No.6 ‘The UK’s Innovation Deficit & How to Repair it’

SPERI Paper No.6. has now been published. The latest in the series – The UK’s Innovation Deficit & How to Repair it – is by Richard Jones, Professor of Physics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, here at the University of Sheffield. In the paper Richard highlights some concerning data about the UK’s poor investment record in research and innovation. You can read the … Continue reading

30 October 2013 by
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Beyond Austerity vs Growth: The Future of the European Political Economy

The SPERI Annual Conference ‘Beyond Austerity vs Growth: The Future of the European Political Economy’ will take place on 1-3 July 2013 at Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield. As the EU reaches a political deal on seven-year budget, the conference is particularly timely. Over 100 delegates will be in attendance, including leading academics, policy makers and journalists from across the … Continue reading

28 June 2013 by
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One week to register under early bird rate for SPERI Conference

The second SPERI annual conference ‘Austerity vs Growth: The Future of the European Political Economy’ is now just over 5 weeks away. The conference will take place on 1 – 3 July 2013 at Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield. The programme features an exciting list of speakers including Peter Katzenstein (Cornell University), Vivien Schmidt (Boston University), Iain Begg (LSE), Stuart … Continue reading

24 May 2013 by
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