Welcome to the University of Sheffield ‘ Political Economy of Poverty and Social Inclusion’ website. This has three components:
(1) Papers, videos and datasets related to the research programme on ‘Music, social inclusion and well-being in North and South’, initiated by the University’s Department of Economics (together with the University of Leeds and York St John University) in late 2017.
(2) Papers, typescripts and datasets related to the research programme on ‘Microfinance and poverty in Britain’ financed by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation in association with Barclays Bank and the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills(BIS), which ended in March 2011.
(3) Papers, typescripts and datasets relating to the Political Economy of Pro-Poor Growth programme, established at the University of Sheffield in September 2005. This was financed by the ESRC as part of its World Economy and Finance programme, and seeks to understand the political reasons why measures to combat economic crisis impact in different ways on the welfare of low income groups. Building on this research, we explore the different patterns of state intervention visible in developing countries since the “East-Asian” crisis of the late 1990s, and make recommendations for policy and institutional reforms in the interests of poor people.
Enquiries concerning all the research and data posted on this website are welcome; please contact Paul Mosley (email@example.com).