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The Industrial Strategy Commission launches with a packed event at the Royal Society

The Industrial Strategy Commission was formally launched on Monday March 6th at a packed event at the Royal Society in London. The Commission which is led jointly by SPERI and policy@manchester is an authoritative inquiry into the development of a new, long-term industrial strategy for the UK. Dr Craig Berry, Deputy Director of SPERI, and Professor Richard Jones, SPERI Associate … Continue reading

8 March 2017 by
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SPERI to help develop a new industrial strategy for the UK | New policy commission announced

SPERI and academics from The University of Manchester have today announced a new independent policy commission to help shape the government’s industrial strategy The Industrial Strategy Commission, which will be led jointly by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and policy@manchester, is an authoritative inquiry into the development of a new, long-term industrial strategy for the UK. Dr Craig … Continue reading

6 February 2017 by
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New SPERI Paper: Innovation, research and the UK’s productivity crisis by Richard Jones

We are very pleased to publish another SPERI Paper by Professor Richard Jones, Associate Fellow of SPERI and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Innovation at the University of Sheffield. In the Paper, Innovation, research and the UK’s productivity crisis, Richard shows that the UK’s slowdown in productivity is unprecedented and argues that, if this trend continues, UK living standards will continue to … Continue reading

14 April 2016 by
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Innovation, research and the UK’s productivity crisis

Richard Jones

Continuing on our current path of stagnating productivity and stagnating innovation isn’t inevitable: it’s a political choice The UK is in the midst of an unprecedented peacetime slowdown in productivity growth.  Labour productivity – the economic output produced per hour worked – has, for many decades, grown steadily at 2.3% a year.  All that changed in 2007, since when it … Continue reading

23 September 2015 by
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Sir Keith Burnett quotes SPERI Paper at HEPI Conference

This week, the latest SPERI paper was discussed by Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sheffield, at a major conference about developing the research policy and funding environment in the UK. Sir Keith Burnett was a speaker at the 2013 Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Autumn Conference on the Future for UK Research Policy and Funding on Wednesday 14 November. … Continue reading

15 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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