The unquestioning faith of supply chain management coupled with free-trade policy has left us unprepared to confront the pandemic.
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 UKRI project led by Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford will research food vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic
On June 19th over 30 members of SPERI’s interdisciplinary research community came together for an online workshop to discuss the political economy of COVID-19
We are delighted to announce that Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Research Fellowship to undertake a new research project on food corporations and food charity
SPERI’s ‘In Conversation event with Caroline Lucas’ on March 26th has been postponed.
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.