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My research interests lie in the area of political economy with a particular focus on the economics and political economy of work. I currently jointly lead a € 8 million funded EU FP7 project called, 'Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development' (FESSUD) project.

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The Disutility of Work
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The Disutility of Work

The recent finding that we work simply for money and that work makes us “unhappy” may be headline-grabbing, but it does not speak to the role that work can and ought to play in human life.

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Economics (not) in crisis

David Spencer, Professor of Economics and Political Economy at Leeds University Business School, discusses the state of mainstream economics and how heterodox economists can get their voices heard.

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