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Welcome to Professor Colin Talbot, University of Manchester

last modified Jul 26, 2017 01:06 PM

We are pleased to welcome Professor Colin Talbot to Cambridge. Professor Talbot will be based at the Centre for Business Research and will also work with the Public Policy SRI. Colin’s main research areas over the past 3 decades have been around civil service systems and structures, public spending policy and processes and how performance can be measured and evaluated in public services and Government. His recent work has focused mainly on the relationship between academic research and expertise and policymakers which he has been researching through surveys of policymakers, experimental online Policy Labs and other methods. Professor Talbot also founded, 5 years ago, the highly successful Policy@Manchester initiative which brought together roughly 500 academics across the University of Manchester.

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Following the 2008 "global" financial crisis, the viability of globalised financial capitalism was called into question. The resulting fear and uncertainty produced a momentary return to "Keynesian" policies. But as soon as emergency stimuli – and bank bail-outs – appeared to stabilise the situation, there was a sharp reversal; and successive British governments and the financial sector have since attempted to return to business as usual.

Inaugural Social Science and Law Interdisciplinary Conference

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The recent Inaugural Social Science and Law Interdisciplinary Conference, held at Jesus College in Cambridge, brought together leading academics from law and the social sciences, including economics, to discuss inequality and the rule of law in the global north and the rising powers, particularly China.

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We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

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