Focusing on short-term efficiency gains can lead to long-term inefficiency. The work of Schumpeter provides an alternative that could lead to greater prosperity.
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.
A new report from the ESRC funded ‘Food vulnerability during COVID-19’ research project outlines people’s experiences of accessing food during the pandemic.
SPERI is delighted to co-host an online workshop that will explore patterns of change and continuity in economic ideas, policies and practices in the UK and beyond.
Charline Sempéré, Doctoral Researcher at SPERI, has been awarded prestigious research funding by the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
SPERI doctoral researcher Patrick Kaczmarczyk delivered a speech at the 30th Economic Forum in Poland, a conference known as the “Davos of the East”.
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.