Dan Bailey joined the Political Economy Centre as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in April 2018. He previously worked at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Sheffield and as an Associate Lecturer in the Politics Department of the University of York. He conducted his ESRC-funded PhD research at the University of Sheffield.
His research focuses on the implications of the ecological crisis for the form and functions of the state. He explores the strategic dilemmas presented by unsustainability, assesses policy and institutional responses to date, and investigates the political-economic barriers and limits to more transformative state change.
He has published in journals such as New Political Economy, Competition and Change, Local Government Studies, British Politics and Renewal. He and Prof. Colin Hay (Sciences Po) have also co-edited a book for Palgrave on the evolving varieties of European capitalism throughout the crises following the 2008 financial crash.
In recent years, he has also co-authored reports for think tanks such as the New Economics Foundation, Policy Network and the Foundation of European Progressive Studies, submitted evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees, and published blogs for various outlets.