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Announcing the jury for the New Statesman SPERI Prize for Political Economy

The jury for the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute and the New Statesman's new prize for original and critical writing in political economy has been decided.

The New Statesman and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield are delighted to announce the names of the members of the jury that will choose the first winner of the New Statesman SPERI Prize for Political Economy.

The prize was announced last month and will be awarded biennially, starting in 2014, to the scholar who has succeeded most effectively over the preceding two or three years in disseminating original and critical ideas in political economy to a wider national and international public audience.

The members of the jury are as follows:

Helen Lewis – Deputy Editor of the New Statesman

George Eaton – Political Editor of the New Statesman

Tony Payne – Professor of Political Economy and Director of SPERI at the University of Sheffield

Andrew Gamble – Professor of Politics at the University of Cambridge and Chair of the International Advisory Board of SPERI

Sarah O’Connor – Economics Correspondent at the Financial Times

Gavin Kelly – Chief Executive of The Resolution Foundation.

The jury will be chaired by Professor Tony Payne from SPERI.

The jury will publish a shortlist of five to six names in September and announce the winner of the prize in October. He or she will then deliver the New Statesman SPERI Prize Lecture at the Royal Institution in London at a date to be confirmed in November 2014.

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