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.


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Beyond the silver bullet approach to raising productivity

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Featured Image: by Adam Marikar on Unsplash Stephen Boyd Economic Policy Unit, Scottish Government The Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy (2015) recognises that “more productive economies can produce greater quantities of goods and services for…

Harnessing productivity through inclusive innovation in the North West

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Featured image: Kendall Ruth on Unsplash Dr Lara Pecis Lancaster University Income inequalities and unequal distribution of economic growth across regions in the UK has increased since the 2008 financial crisis. But why…

Employers and Employees Can Benefit from Reducing Insecure Employment

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Daniel Kopasker and Catia Montagna (University of Aberdeen) Featured image: Cytonn Photography on Unsplash Last month Business in the Community hosted a roundtable event that brought together employers and HR…