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Gaining consensus for the Minimum Wage

Professor Richard Dickens explains how his research provided essential evidence that won over the National Minimum Wage sceptics.

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Shining a light on the UK's nuclear deterrent

Professor Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone have highlighted a lack of transparency between governments’ nuclear power programmes and their military nuclear capabilities.

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Podcast: Understanding how trade affects peoples lives

Michael Gasiorek is Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex, as well as Managing Director of a University spin-out company, InterAnalysis and a Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO).

A leading authority in understanding the mechanisms by which trade affects peoples lives, Michael talks about how his work has had a significant impact by informing policy makers about the potential risks and benefits of the decisions they make.

Podcast: Rob Byrne on adopting new innovations and technology in sustainable energy projects

Rob Byrne is a Senior Lecturer at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex. He is also a co-convener for the Energy and Climate Change Domain of the STEPS Centre (a research initiative between SPRU and the Institute for Development Studies).

Working for a number of years in Botswana and Tanzania on various sustainable energy projects, Rob’s background was particularly instrumental in providing real life context for the study of innovation, energy and climate policy. In this podcast, Rob talks about just how complex the process of adopting new innovations and technology can be.

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Dr Mari Martiskainen, Sussex Energy Group research fellow, says tens of thousands die in England every winter because they cannot afford to heat their homes.




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