Productivity Insights Network

Raising productivity is arguably the central economic challenge in the UK. The Productivity Insights Network is an ESRC funded network of researchers, policymakers, intermediaries and businesses working to identify, advance and implement new insights to address the productivity puzzle in the UK.

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If you are interested in changing the tone of the productivity debate in theory and practice join the Productivity Insights Network.


The Productivity Insights Network aims to stimulate new directions in productivity research with high impact potential.

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Find out more about the core team at Productivity Insights Network and our growing membership of individuals and organisations.


Productivity: It isn’t just what economists say it is…

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Productivity and the UK’s problem with it compared to other economies is becoming a favourite subject for politicians, economists and commentators. But there’s little evidence of it becoming a hot…
Puzzle Cube

Getting People In Place To Sustain Productivity Improvements

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The productivity puzzle is often couched in complex statistics, endogenous and exogenous variables, and the variety of policy levers that might or might not impact on our national wealth. It…

The meaning, measurement and importance of productivity to UK firms

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Summary of research from the CIPD Winter 2018 Labour Market Outlook In 2014 the CIPD surveyed human resources leaders on the meaning, measurement and importance of productivity. This culminated in…