We are delighted to welcome Dr Scott James to SPERI as a visiting researcher from Kings College London (KCL). Scott will be a visiting researcher at SPERI until December 2021 whilst on sabbatical from KCL where he is Reader in Political Economy.
Scott’s research focuses on three main areas: 1) the political economy of finance and financial regulation at the national, European and international levels; 2) the political economy of Britain and Europe, Brexit and the City of London; and 3) the role and power of economic ideas, discourse and knowledge in policy making.
Whilst at SPERI Scott will present work from his forthcoming book with Oxford University Press (with David Howarth) on ‘The Politics of Bank Structural Reform in the US and Europe’, as well as new research on policy learning and paradigm change in UK fiscal policy. Scott will also organise a one-day workshop on ‘Economic Policy Transformations’ exploring the impact of Covid-19 on economic ideas, discourse and policy in the UK and beyond.