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The Global Contours of Growth and Development: Beyond the Crisis

June 5, 2014

30th June, 1-2 July 2014

Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield

The 2014 SPERI conference seeks to take discussion of the political economy of the crisis beyond its British and European contexts to focus centrally on the dynamics and patterns of the distribution of growth and development across the entire global political economy.

The programme features 15 panels of experts travelling to Sheffield from a large number of countries, as befits the theme of the conference. 

We are delighted to confirm our plenary speakers which include Linda Weiss (University of Sydney), David Hudson (University College, London), Teddy Brett (LSE), Wang Yong (Peking University), Greg Chin (York University, Toronto), John Matthews (Macquarie University, Sydney), Raphael Kaplinsky (The Open University) and Andy Sumner (King’s College, London).

In addition, Professor Craig Murphy (University of Massachusetts, Boston) will deliver a pre-dinner lecture on 1st July entitled ‘Further Lessons of the “Good” Crisis in Africa and the BRICS’.

The conference should be a great event and a fantastic opportunity to meet other delegates from around the world. You will find the programme and all the information you need to register on the SPERI website at the following URL: