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What Brexit and austerity tell us about economics, policy and the media – New SPERI Paper

We are delighted to publish the transcript of Simon Wren-Lewis’s Prize-winning Lecture: What Brexit and austerity tell us about economics, policy and the media. In this Paper, Simon Wren-Lewis tackles the inconsistencies and inaccuracies reported in the media about austerity and Brexit. He calls for journalists to bring in academic expertise and to prick the Westminster bubble. Simon Wren-Lewis is … Continue reading

14 December 2016 by
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Simon Wren-Lewis delivers the New Statesman/SPERI Prize lecture

The winner of the 2016 New Statesman/SPERI Prize for Political Economy is Professor Simon Wren-Lewis. Yesterday evening Professor Wren-Lewis delivered his prize lecture to an audience at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster on “What Brexit and austerity tell us about economics, policy and the media”. The biennial prize is jointly run by the New Statesman and the Sheffield Political Economy … Continue reading

23 November 2016 by
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Trump, Brexit and neoliberalism

To understand the twin electoral disasters of 2016 we need to consider the central role played by austerity and the media Simon Wren-Lewis is the winner of the 2016 New Statesman/SPERI Prize for Political Economy. Tonight he will deliver his Prize Lecture to a sold-out audience in London. How do we explain the two great Anglo-Saxon electoral disasters of 2016: … Continue reading

22 November 2016 by
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New Statesman/SPERI Prize Lecture with Professor Simon Wren-Lewis – Ticket registration open

Following the announcement of Professor Simon Wren-Lewis winning the 2016 New Statesman/SPERI Prize for Political Economy, we are pleased to invite you to his Prize lecture entitled “What Brexit and austerity tell us about economics, policy and the media“. The lecture will be held at the Emmanuel Centre in London and hosted by Beth Rigby, Senior Political Correspondent at Sky News. Tickets are free … Continue reading

10 October 2016 by
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Simon Wren-Lewis wins the 2016 New Statesman/SPERI Prize for Political Economy

The Oxford professor and former adviser to the Bank of England is rewarded for taking political economy to a lay audience The winner of the 2016 New Statesman/SPERI Prize for Political Economy is today announced as Professor Simon Wren-Lewis. The respected macroeconomist has advised the Bank of England and is now a professor of economic policy at the Blavatnik School … Continue reading

14 September 2016 by
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The political difficulties of ‘Corbynomics’

The problems are not really the economics at all, but much more the politics A month ago nobody had heard of ‘Corbynomics’.  Today Google records 174,000 search results.  It is becoming difficult to escape the term in any form of media.  If Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership election, its contents and claims will shape political debate in the UK … Continue reading

3 September 2015 by
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Deficit fetishism and the art of political bullshit: Part II

Jonathan Hopkin and Ben Rosamond

Faced with radical uncertainty, rationally ignorant actors are more likely to fall back on conventional, emotionally satisfying beliefs than complex theories advanced by professional economists In a previous post we argued that the current obsession with the UK’s budgetary position, far from being the result of a rational debate about Britain’s economic problems, is best seen as an example of … Continue reading

22 July 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

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