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.


Is Household Outsourcing Driving Down Productivity?

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Featured Image: Photo by Ross Sneddon on Unsplash By  Colin Mason Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. Economic activity occurs in both the formal economy which produces paid-for products…

What value can Universities add to Economic Recovery planning?

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Featured Image: Photo by Alex Blăjan on Unsplash Some baseline considerations in the design of a Universities-coordinated West Yorkshire Economic Recovery Plan By Andrew Brown and Gary Dymski , Economics Division,…

Understanding the impact of mental health and wellbeing on business performance in Small and Medium Enterprises

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By Soumyadeb Chowdhury1, Alexander Kharlamov1, Oscar Rodriguez-Espindola1, Prasanta Dey1, Ian Maidment1, Peter Ball2, Carolyn Chew-Graham3, Steven Marwaha4, Joemon Jose5 1Aston University, 2University of York, 3Keele University, 4University of Birmingham, 5University of…