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The great uncertainty paradox

Colin Hay

Uncertainty is the essence of social, political and economic systems. This is the final post on our series on researching uncertainty Uncertainty is troubling, collective uncertainty particularly so.  To find ourselves in a context that can be described as ‘The Great Uncertainty’ is, then, likely to prove greatly troubling – at least to those willing to accept the accuracy of … Continue reading

2 November 2017 by
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Researching uncertainty

Craig Berry

The unpredictability of the present era exposes social science’s uneasy relationship with uncertainty. Yet political economists should embrace the inescapability of this condition as a key foundation of inquiry. This is the first in a new series of posts which explores uncertainty and the business of predicting the future in political research. In 2013, Colin Hay and Tony Payne claimed … Continue reading

27 September 2017 by
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Labour and the politics of budget responsibility

Craig Berry

The stakes are high as Labour seeks approval from the Office for Budget Responsibility Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, has requested that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) assesses Labour’s plans for government. His intention is to show that the spending commitments Labour makes in the run-up to the general election are matched by cuts elsewhere, or extra revenue, having … Continue reading

15 October 2013 by
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The arrival of SPERI Paper No.5 ‘The Great Uncertainty’

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the next SPERI paper ‘The Great Uncertainty’ by Colin Hay and Tony Payne, Directors of SPERI. The paper emerges out of a series of blogs that we jointly posted on SPERI Comment between 30 January and 18 July 2013. The blogs attracted substantial attention and were re-posted on the New Statesman website. In … Continue reading

20 September 2013 by
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