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SPERI seeks new Co-Director

The University of Sheffield is seeking on behalf of SPERI to appoint a new Chair in Political Economy and Co-Director of SPERI from 1 August 2017. Applications are welcome and informal conversations can be held with Professor Colin Hay at c.hay@sheffield.ac.uk. SPERI has been co-directed since its establishment in 2012 by Professors Colin Hay and Tony Payne. Tony retires as … Continue reading

21 March 2017 by
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Full house for ‘In Conversation’ with Will Hutton

Over 400 people braved the rain on Friday night to listen to Will Hutton, one of the most eminent political economists in Britain. In the grand setting of Firth Hall, Tony Payne co-Director of SPERI introduced the event and highlighted how Will Hutton had predicted back in 2011 the rise in protectionism and the imminent trade conflict between the US … Continue reading

6 March 2017 by
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Registration open for ‘In Conversation’ with Will Hutton, 3 March 2017

We are delighted to welcome Will Hutton for SPERI’s fifth ‘In Conversation’ evening at 6pm, on Friday 3 March 2017 in Firth Hall at the University of Sheffield. Places for this event are limited and we invite you to REGISTER online via eventbrite. Will Hutton is one of the most eminent political economists in Britain. He is a writer and journalist and was … Continue reading

23 January 2017 by
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SPERI joins forces with leading parliamentarians to develop new solutions on inclusive growth

SPERI has today launched a new partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth – a cross-party group of senior parliamentarians – to develop solutions for a more inclusive and more equal economy. The APPG on Inclusive Growth is backed by a range of influential individuals and organisations across politics, business, trade unions, finance, churches and faith groups and … Continue reading

19 January 2017 by
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Nicola Sturgeon MSP at SPERI

SPERI held its 2016 Annual Lecture last night in the Octagon Centre at the University of Sheffield. Nicola Sturgeon, MSP and First Minister of Scotland, addressed an audience of over 1000 people and spoke to her theme which was: ‘Scotland and the UK: Economic Policy after the EU Referendum’. In her lecture, the First Minister reiterated her determination to defend … Continue reading

8 November 2016 by
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SPERI-PETGOV Research Collaboration

A team of scholars from SPERI visited Amsterdam on Friday 28 October to take part in a joint workshop with friends and colleagues from the University of Amsterdam. Our organisational host at the University of Amsterdam was The Programme on Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV), led by Professor Geoffrey Underhill. This collaboration between two centres of research in political … Continue reading

3 November 2016 by
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SPERI’s new office

SPERI has moved to a more spacious office on the third floor of the Interdiscipinary Centre for the Social Sciences (or ICoSS) building on Portobello at the heart of the University of Sheffield campus. This move was necessitated by the welcome arrival  this autumn of a number of new colleagues who have joined SPERI (Andrew Baker, Dan Bailey, Kaisa Pietila, … Continue reading

27 September 2016 by
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The impact of Brexit on the City and the British economic model – New Brief

We are pleased to publish the first Brief of a series drawing on the project ‘Diverging Capitalisms? Britain, the City of London and Europe’, led by FEPS, Policy Network and SPERI. In this Brief Helen Thompson and Leila Simona Talani consider the impact of Brexit on the City, focusing on two key aspects of the debate: the tensions between the … Continue reading

18 July 2016 by
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Workshop: ‘Diverging Capitalisms, Part 1: the City After the Crisis’

On Friday 29th April SPERI, Policy Network and FEPS organised a one-day workshop entitled ‘Diverging Capitalisms, Part 1: the City After the Crisis’. The workshop, organised by SPERI’s co-director Professor Colin Hay, Dr Arianna Giovannini (SPERI) and Renaud Thillaye (deputy director, Policy Network), was the first of a series of four events as part of the project ‘Diverging Capitalisms? Britain, … Continue reading

3 May 2016 by
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Goodbye, Sarah; welcome, Laure

By Colin Hay & Tony Payne Today we have to say a final goodbye in SPERI to Sarah Boswell who is moving to a new position as Research Marketing and Communications Manager in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield.  Sarah became SPERI’s administrator even before the Institute was formally launched in February 2012 and ever since … Continue reading

4 April 2014 by
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‘Civic Capitalism’: sustainable development through investment

Colin Hay and Tony Payne

We need to move from private debt to public investment as the means to stimulate demand and to link deficit reduction to the promotion of growth A most urgent task for any incoming British government is to fix what is typically called the growth model.  Since the early 1990s Britain experimented with a new kind of growth model – which … Continue reading

16 January 2014 by
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New research position announced at SPERI

We are pleased to announce that SPERI wishes to recruit an exceptional post-doctoral research associate from 1 August 2013 for a two-year period to work on a new research programme, described below: Reorienting the British Growth Model The crisis that the British political economy faces is not at heart a crisis of debt; it is instead a crisis of and … Continue reading

10 June 2013 by
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SPERI conference: a month to go!

On 9 February 2012 Rt Hon Ed Miliband launched the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield, pronouncing it as “the right institute, at the right time, in the right place” before echoing the core focus of SPERI’s project: “From the ashes of the kind of irresponsible capitalism which led to the crash, we need to … Continue reading

18 June 2012 by
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Get involved in the debate that matters

As Spain becomes the latest  country to be bailed out in the Eurozone, the search for a new British growth model becomes ever more pressing. You can still register for our conference ‘The British Growth Crisis: The Search for a New Model’ (16-18 July, University of Sheffield) and be part of this debate. To view the full, exciting programme , which … Continue reading

14 June 2012 by
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Two days to register under early bird rate for SPERI conference

The British Growth Crisis: The Search for a New Model, 16 – 18 July, Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield Book now The early bird rate ceases on 31 May 2012 so if you have not booked yet, be sure to do it quick! You can register for the conference online now by visiting our online store. Concessionary rates are available … Continue reading

29 May 2012 by
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Video of Roundtable at PSA Conference 2012

SPERI Co-director Colin Hay recently attended the 62nd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference in Belfast. Here is a video of the British Journal of Political and International Relations Roundtable ‘The State of the UK Political Economy’. As well as Professor Colin Hay, the video also features Professor Andrew Gamble (Chair of the SPERI International Advisory Board),  Dr Andrew Baker … Continue reading

11 May 2012 by
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New SPERI International Advisory Board member Ann Pettifor announced

We are delighted to announce that Ann Pettifor has agreed to join the SPERI International Advisory Board, adding her name to an already very prestigious list of commentators in the field. Executive Director of Advocacy International and a fellow of the New Economics Foundation, Ann is a leading author and commentator on economic affairs. Her topics of interest include international … Continue reading

19 April 2012 by
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First SPERI research projects announced

SPERI is collaborating with researchers both across the University and further afield. Drawing staff from departments such as Geography, Management and Sociological Studies, over 20 academic staff are involved in the research, including some of the University’s most senior and eminent professors. The first projects to be announced can be found below and the full project outlines can be read in full … Continue reading

10 April 2012 by
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SPERI Advisory Board member wins IPEG book prize

Congratulations to our International Advisory Board member Jamie Peck, who has won the IPEG Book Prize. You can find the official statement below or visit his profile to find out more about Jamie and his work.   BISA International Political Economy Group (IPEG) Book Prize, 2011 This year the IPEG prize panellists are delighted to announce the award of the … Continue reading

2 March 2012 by
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Video highlights of the Inaugural Lecture by Rt Hon Ed Miliband

If you didn’t manage to get a ticket to see Rt Hon Ed Miliband officially launch SPERI on 9 February, and you don’t have time to watch the full version online, we’ve now put together a 5 minute highlights video!

23 February 2012 by
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