The COVID-19 pandemic burst in the midst of an already agitated geopolitical scenery punctuated by the fallout of Brexit and turbulent trade wars
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 OECD report written by SPERI’s Michael Jacobs calls on governments to prioritise environmental sustainability, economic resilience, reducing inequality and improving wellbeing
Professor Genevieve LeBaron has been awarded new grants to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on supply chain workers and inequality.
A new report which draws on SPERI research and analysis provides new evidence about the public’s attitudes on public spending, wealth and tax.
Professor Genevieve LeBaron has been elected as a Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada
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.