While David Cameron’s Conservative government used austerity to their political advantage, Boris Johnson’s government has so far given it a wide berth, argues Callum Gill.
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.
The executive summary of an important new research report has been translated into Spanish, Amharic, Tamil and Burmese.
New reports explore local responses to household food insecurity across the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Re:Structure Lab, a collaboration between Sheffield, Stanford and Yale, has published a new Evidence Brief on Commercial Contracts and Sourcing.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Scott James to SPERI as a visiting researcher from Kings College London.
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.