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SPERI joins the debate at the OECD Forum in Paris

SPERI researchers attended the OECD Forum in Paris on Tuesday 5th June to debate and discuss our work on inclusive growth. The OECD Forum is a major international conference held in Paris each year at the OECD’s headquarters. Representatives from government, business, civil society and academia from across the OECD’s 35 member countries and around the world come together to … Continue reading

7 June 2017 by
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The Coming Crisis: The dangers of indecent work

Genevieve LeBaron

To prevent another economic crisis, we must address the spread and normalization of indecent work Global capitalism’s promise was to pull people out of poverty by creating decent work. It hasn’t delivered, and an escalating jobs crisis is now at the centre of the global economy’s ‘gathering storm.’ As of 2014, over 200 million people in the world were unemployed … Continue reading

22 June 2016 by
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Social exclusion and labour rights in the banlieues of Paris

Heather Connolly

Trade unions can support the integration of migrants and minorities in France and must do so more actively in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks The terrorist attacks in Paris have again highlighted the problem of social divisions in France and the extent to which they lead to feelings of exclusion that in some way incite violent responses. It appears … Continue reading

16 December 2015 by
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Quantifying employment protection

Thomas Hastings

Although it trumpets the benefits of a low employment protection rate, the OECD utilises a flawed methodology for measuring employment protection legislation Last year the Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurria, cited low rates of employment protection governing the UK labour market as pivotal to reducing unemployment and enhancing the economy in the aftermath of the financial crash.  UK figures … Continue reading

21 January 2015 by
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Sharing and caring: the answer to our economic and environmental woes?

Hayley Stevenson

Developing the sharing economy may be a key step towards building a more inclusive and sustainable future Business leaders, government officials, civil society and academics gathered in Paris earlier this month for the annual OECD Forum. The question up for debate this year was how to make our economies more resilient and inclusive. Given the organisation’s cold-war legacy (it was … Continue reading

29 May 2014 by
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The OECD: more than just a think tank

Richard Woodward

Misleading portrayals of the OECD understate the importance of this leading international organisation Compared with the attention lavished on annual meetings of the IMF, World Bank and WTO, those of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) normally pass with minimal comment.  Commencing on 5th May, ‘OECD week 2014’ bucked this trend by placing this inconspicuous global institution under … Continue reading

27 May 2014 by
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Development aid: where to next?

Gail Hurley

Levels of aid spending are rising but is aid quality also improving? Last month some 1500 people from over 130 countries gathered in Mexico City for the latest international jamboree on development aid. The so-called ‘Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation’ is an OECD/UNDP-led effort which aims to improve aid effectiveness by encouraging better partnerships between aid donors and aid … Continue reading

6 May 2014 by
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Richard Woodward to join SPERI as a Visiting Fellow

We’re pleased to announce that Richard Woodward will be joining SPERI as a visiting fellow from March until September 2014. Richard is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics, Philosophy & International Studies at the University of Hull. His main research interests are in the field of political economy with special reference to the globalisation and governance of financial markets, … Continue reading

14 March 2014 by
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Sea change moments and post-crash political economy

Andrew Baker

The crisis has opened the door to new ideas and policy paradigms, but politicians are yet to build upon them and create a convincing progressive agenda Political economists are pessimistic about the prospects for far-reaching and profound change following the financial crash of 2008. A common refrain is that little in the way of substantive change to the financial and … Continue reading

12 December 2013 by
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