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Knoop Lecture 2017 - Sir David Metcalf

Sir David Metcalf, Director of Labour Market Enforcement will give the 2017 Knoop Lecture on 'Stopping exploitation of labour'.

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Prof. Stephen Lea - Is money a psychological problem?
Prof. Stephen Lea - Is money a psychological problem?
Why Zen chose to study economics at Sheffield
Why Zen chose to study economics at Sheffield