Andrew Gamble is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, Professorial Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Cambridge.
His first degree was in economics at Cambridge, where he subsequently returned to study for a PhD in social and political sciences. Gamble has spent most of his career at Sheffield where he was one of the founding members of the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) in 1994. He returned to Cambridge in 2007 as Professor of Politics and a Fellow of Queens' College, helping establish the new Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).
He was co-editor of New Political Economy (1996-2008) and The Political Quarterly (1997-2012), and has published widely on political economy, British politics, political theory and political history. His principal contribution has been developed in four linked books: The Conservative Nation (1974), Britain in Decline (1981), The Free Economy and the Strong State (1988) and Between Europe and America (2003). Other books include Hayek: the iron cage of liberty (1996) Politics and Fate (2000), and Crisis without end? The unravelling of western prosperity (2014). His most recent book is Politics: Why it Matters (2019).
In 2005 Gamble received the Isaiah Berlin Prize from the UK Political Studies Association for lifetime contribution to political studies.