Tag Archives for Ha-Joon Chang

SPERI’s Deputy Director criticises Chancellor’s ‘budget surplus’ plans

Dr Craig Berry, SPERI’s Deputy Director, was one of 77 of the country’s ‘best known academic economists’, to sign a letter published in The Guardian last Saturday attacking George Osborne’s plans, as announced in his Mansion House speech, to achieve ‘permanent budget surpluses’ in Britain.  The letter argues that these plans have ‘no basis in economics’, would unnecessarily tie the … Continue reading

15 June 2015 by
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Ha-Joon Chang: ‘Let a hundred flowers bloom and cross-fertilize’

We had the privilege to welcome Ha-Joon Chang on 22nd April at the University of Sheffield for a joint event organised by the  Alternative Economic Society, InstEAD and SPERI. Ha-Joon Chang is reader in Economics at Cambridge university and is the author of several bestselling books including 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism and Economics: A Users Guide. Ha-Joon … Continue reading

23 April 2015 by
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Shortlist announced for the New Statesman/Speri Prize for Political Economy

The shortlist for the inaugural New Statesman/SPERI prize in political economy has been announced. The award is a collaboration between New Statesman magazine and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute. The Prize will be awarded biennially, starting in 2014, to the scholar who has succeeded most effectively over the preceding two or three years in disseminating original and critical ideas … Continue reading

8 September 2014 by
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The ‘carbon bubble’

Dan Bailey

Overvalued fossil fuel assets reveal the ecological limitations of the economic recovery It’s disconcerting that the return to GDP growth may have, for now at least, obfuscated the analysis of the unstable dynamics underpinning Britain’s pre-crash growth model. The insights of numerous political economists have explicated that behind the GDP statistics lay a dysfunctional growth model with tendencies towards financial … Continue reading

1 April 2014 by
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