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.

Our people

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


Why Cleantech Investment Should be a High Priority Now and after COVID-19

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Featured image: Photo by Jack Sloop on Unsplash By Dr Robyn Owen (Middlesex University London) & Theresia Harrer at the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) and Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity…

Does productivity still matter?

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Featured Image: Photo by Ravi Roshan on Unsplash By Vania Sena (University of Sheffield) As we start the seventh week of lockdown, it is probably a good time to take stock of the…

Small Business in the Time of Covid-19

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Featured Image: Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash By Andrew Henley (Cardiff University) and Tim Vorley (University of Sheffield) Across the world, as the Covid-19 pandemic is raging, the disruptive impact on small…