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SPERI Paper 44 | New paper by Inga Rademacher on the legitimacy of tax cuts in the United States

We are very pleased to publish a new SPERI Paper by Dr Inga Rademacher. Dr Rademacher’s paper ‘Universality, market justice, wasteful government: the legitimacy of tax cuts on higher incomes in the United States 1981-2001’ aims to explain the impact of legitimation practices on the acceptance of heightened inequality in the US tax system. The growing acceptance of neoliberal tax cuts, … Continue reading

26 June 2018 by
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New SPERI Paper: Revisiting the developmental state

We are pleased to publish a new SPERI paper edited by Matt Bishop and Tony Payne on ‘Revisiting the developmental state’. Originally published as a blog series late last year, the paper brings together a number of eminent experts on the subject: Kunal Sen, Shaun Breslin, Ziya Öniş, Valbona Muzaka, David Booth, Courtney Lindsay and Henry Wai-chung Yeung. The notion … Continue reading

7 February 2018 by
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New SPERI paper on the abolition of Britain’s capital controls

We are pleased to publish a new SPERI Paper by Jack Copley on the role of competition and ideas in Britain’s abolition of capital controls which took place between 1977-9. In his paper Jack seek to challenge this conventional wisdom regarding the role of competition and ideas in capital control liberalisation through a close historical examination of Britain’s abolition of … Continue reading

7 December 2017 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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SPERI in the news

We’re thrilled to see another article in the press about SPERI Paper No.6 – The UK’s Innovation Deficit and How to Repair it (PDF 1131KB) by Professor Richard Jones. We believe this paper, which talks about the poor UK investment in research and innovation, provides an important warning for the future of the UK economy, and this is why we are especially pleased to see that … Continue reading

4 December 2013 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.1 is here!

The wait is over. You can now download the first in the series of SPERI Papers here. In the opening paragraph of SPERI Paper No.1 The British Crisis: a Crisis of and for Growth by C0-Director Colin Hay; Professor Hay argues: “It is only by acknowledging the complicity and culpability of a decidedly and distinctly Anglo-American conception of capitalism in … Continue reading

9 January 2013 by
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