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.


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…
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Real Journey Time, Real City Size, and the disappearing productivity puzzle.

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For a year we’ve been tracking most of the buses and trams in The West Midlands; the UK city region centred on Birmingham. We do it by polling the live…
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Open Innovation, Experimental Entrepreneurship and Productivity

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Paul Romer, the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, argues that economic growth and productivity concerns the nature, formation and commercialisation of ideas. Of course, this…