Michael is Professorial Fellow in the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield. An economist and political theorist, Michael’s research focuses on the development of a post-neoliberal political economy. From 2016-18 Michael was Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice. He was principal author and editor of the Commission’s final report, Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the New Economy, published in September 2018. He is also editor, with Mariana Mazzucato, of Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth(Wiley Blackwell 2016).
Michael was formerly Special Adviser to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown (2007-10), responsible for domestic and international policy on energy and climate change, and before that (2004-2007) a member of the Council of Economic Advisers at the UK Treasury. He was previously General Secretary of the Fabian Society. Michael’s other books include The Green Economy: Environment, Sustainable Development and the Politics of the Future (Pluto Press, 1991).