A truly progressive agenda has to recognise the centrality of gendered and other social hierarchies to the deeper workings of the global political economy
Leading the debate on a new political economy
SPERI develops and promotes new analysis and understanding of contemporary capitalism, and of the major economic and political challenges arising from it.
For this month’s SPERI spotlight, we talk to Natalie Langford about their research on labour in relation to contemporary shifts in trade and production.
On October 9th Professor Genevieve LeBaron, Co-Director of SPERI, gave her inaugural lecture on ‘Capitalism and Modern Slavery’.
We are very pleased to announce the details of our Political Economy Seminar Series 2019-20.
What does your research focus on? My research examines the ways through which countries can achieve more inclusive development. I’m […]
SPERI is an international research centre at the University of Sheffield. We explore how contemporary economies work and the public policies which could achieve a more equal and sustainable society. Our research is focused around four priority themes.
The nature of labour and work in the global economy is changing fast. Rapid reconfiguration of business models, new technologies, […]
As corporate control over global production, consumption, and distribution systems increases, so too does business actors’ economic and political influence. […]
This research theme explores the political, institutional, economic, technological and cultural dynamics of change in the financial and monetary sphere, […]
Sustained low growth, weakening US leadership, resurgent protectionism, environmental degradation, and the so-called rise of populism all challenge the liberal […]
We work closely with policymakers and partners from around the world to develop our research and ensure it has real impact.