Michael is an economist, policy adviser, author and expert on climate change focussing on the development of a post-neoliberal political economy. He is currently a Professorial Fellow in the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield. He is also co-founder of the Economic Change Unit, which aims to support efforts to build a fair, sustainable and resilient economy.
Prior to that he was Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, an adviser on climate change policy and Special Adviser to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown (2007-10), responsible for domestic and international policy on energy and climate change.
Michael’s books include Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (with Mariana Mazzucato), The Green Economy: Environment, Sustainable Development and the Politics of the Future.