Scott Lavery is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at SPERI and a Lecturer in the Department of Politics. Scott completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Glasgow in Philosophy and Politics in 2009 before being awarded an MA in International Political Economy at the University of York in 2012. He completed his PhD thesis, entitled New Labour, the Coalition and Post-Crisis British Capitalism, at the University of Sheffield in 2016.
Scott’s research agenda examines how advanced capitalist economies have been reconfigured in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. He convenes the MA module ‘Capitalism and Crisis’ in the Department of Politics and is the Deputy Convener of the Political Studies Association’s British and Comparative Political Economy Specialist Group.
Further information about Scott can be found here.
Scott’s research sits at the intersection of International Political Economy, EU studies and British politics and analyses processes of continuity and change in advanced capitalist states since the 2008 crisis. In this regard, his research has examined post-crisis economic policy in the UK, labour markets, the political economy of Brexit, business power, state theory, international financial centres and the Eurozone crisis.
Scott is the holder of a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship award. His Leverhulme project, ‘Capitalising on the European Crisis: New Geographies of Economic Power in the EU’, investigates how sub-national economic blocs within the financial and industrial sectors seek to benefit from the structural weaknesses of European capitalism.
- 2019 British Capitalism after the Crisis (Basingstoke: Palgrave) https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030040451
- 2021 ‘European Integration and the New Global Disorder’, Journal of Common Market Studies [with D. Schmid] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jcms.13184
- 2018 ‘Finance Fragmented? Frankfurt and Paris as European Financial Centres after Brexit’, Journal of European Public Policy, [with S. McDaniel and D. Schmid] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13501763.2018.1534876
- 2018 ‘New Geographies of European Financial Competition? Frankfurt, Paris and the Political Economy of Brexit’, Geoforum, 94, pp. 72 – 81 [with S. McDaniel and D. Schmid] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718518300988
- 2018 ‘The Legitimation of Post-Crisis Capitalism in the United Kingdom: Real Wage Decline, Finance-led growth and the State’, New Political Economy, 23(1), pp 27 – 45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2017.1321627
- 2018 ‘Introduction to The Political Economy of Brexit and the Future of British Capitalism: First Symposium’, New Political Economy, [with L. Quaglia and C. Dannereuther] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13563467.2018.1484716
- 2018 ‘Introduction to The Political Economy of Brexit and the Future of British Capitalism: Second Symposium’, New Political Economy, [with L. Quaglia and C. Dannereuther] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13563467.2018.1484720
- 2017 ‘Defend and Extend’: British Business Strategy, EU Employment Policy and the Emerging Politics of Brexit’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 19(4), pp 696 – 714. https://doi.org/10.1177/1369148117722713
- 2017 ‘After Neoliberalisation: Monetary Indiscipline, Crisis and the State’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 43(1), pp 79 – 94 [with J. Green] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tran.12204/abstract
- 2015 ‘The Regressive Recovery: Distribution, Inequality and State Power in Britain’s Post-Crisis Political Economy’, New Political Economy, 20(6), pp. 894 – 923 [with J. Green] https://doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2015.1041478
- 2019 ‘The UK’s growth model, business strategy and Brexit’, in Diverging Capitalisms, (eds. C. Hay and D. Bailey), (Basingstoke: Palgrave). Available here: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030034146
- 2018 ‘Brexit and the future model of British capitalism’, in The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit, (eds. P. Diamond, B. Rosamond and P. Nedergaard), (London: Routledge) [with A. Baker]. Available here: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351689489
- 2017 ‘Enduring imbalances in the Eurozone’, in The Coming Crisis, (eds. C. Hay & T. Hunt), (Basingstoke: Palgrave). Available here: https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319638133
- 2017 ‘Towards a Political Economy of Depoliticisation Strategies: Help to Buy, the Office for Budget Responsibility, and the UK Growth Model’, in Anti-Politics, Depoliticisation and Governance, (eds. C. Hay M. Flinders, M. Wood, P. Fawcett), Oxford University Press [with C. Berry]. Available here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/anti-politics-depoliticization-and-governance-9780198748977?cc=gb&lang=en&#
- 2019 Prospects for a Popular Political Economy in Europe, Euromemo Group 2019 [contributor to Ch. 3 ‘The productive structure of the EU and the need for short and medium term transformation’]. Available here: http://www2.euromemorandum.eu/uploads/euromemorandum_2019.pdf
- 2019 Dilemmas of Over-Development: Scottish Nationalism and the Future of the Union. Verso. Available here: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4241-dilemmas-of-over-development-scottish-nationalism-and-the-future-of-the-union
- 2018 Global Capitalism and Labour’s Economic Programme. Verso. Available here: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4154-global-capitalism-and-labour-s-economic-programme
- 2018 Frankfurt as a Financial Centre after Brexit. SPERI Global Political Economy Brief 10 [with D Schmid]. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SPERI-Brief-10-Frankfurt.pdf
- 2017 The Political Economy of Brexit and the UK’s National Business Model. SPERI Paper 41 [with L. Quaglia and C. Dannreuther]. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SPERI-Paper-41-The-Political-Economy-of-Brexit-and-the-UK-s-National-Business-Model.pdf
- 2017 Will Brexit deepen the UK’s North-South Divide? SPERI Paper 41. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SPERI-Paper-41-The-Political-Economy-of-Brexit-and-the-UK-s-National-Business-Model.pdf
- 2017 ‘British business strategy, EU social and employment policy and the emerging politics of Brexit’, SPERI Paper 39. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SPERI-Paper-39-British-Business-Strategy-EU-Social-and-Employment-Policy-Brexit.pdf
- 2017 ‘Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin: Post-Brexit Rivals to the City of London?’ SPERI Global Political Economy Brief 7 [with A. Barber, S. McDaniel and D. Schmid]. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Global-Brief-6-Frankfurt-Paris-Dublin-Post-Brexit-Rivals-to-the-City-of-London.pdf
- 2017 ‘EU Business Views on Brexit: Politics, Trade and Article 50’, SPERI Global Political Economy Brief 6 [with A. Barber, S. McDaniel and D. Schmid]. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Global-Brief-7-EU-Business-Views-on-Brexit.pdf
- 2016 ‘Scotland and the North of England: Sub-national economic development and the UK’s finance-led growth model’, SPERI Policy Brief 26. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Brief-26-Scotland-and-the-North-of-England-Sub-national-economic-development.pdf
- 2016 ‘UK regions and European structural and investment funds’, SPERI Policy Brief 24 [with T. Hunt, C. Berry and W. Vittery]. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Brief24-UK-regions-and-European-structural-and-investment-funds.pdf
- 2016 ‘UK regions, the European Union and manufacturing exports’, SPERI Policy Brief 23 [with C. Berry, T. Hunt and C. Kirkland]. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Brief23-UK-regions-the-EU-and-manufacturing-exports.pdf
- 2016 ‘Capital and labour in the post-crisis European context: Distributional, institutional and political considerations’, Foundation of European Progressive Studies (FEPS) Young Academics Network Paper [with P. Paulusma, M. Venhaus, N. Warner and B. Wilhelm].
- 2015 ‘Public and private sector employment across the UK since the financial crisis’, SPERI Policy Brief 10. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Brief10-public-sector-employment-across-UK-since-financial-crisis.pdf
- 2015 ‘Wage decline, welfare retrenchment and the politics of austerity in Britain’ Chapter in Inequality Redux: SPERI Paper 22. Available here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/SPERI-Paper-22-inequality-redux.pdf