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.


Returning to Work and Thriving at Work After Sickness Absence Due to Mental Health problems

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By Professor Karina Nielsen, Principal Investigator on a Pioneer grant funded by the Productivity Insights Network One overlooked aspect of solving the productivity puzzle is how we can support employees…

The Role of Local Large Firms in the Performance of New Firm Start-Ups

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Martin Andersson Professor of Industrial Economics Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) Karlskrona, Sweden Policies to foster jobs, innovation and productivity typically set SMEs and start-ups centre stage. This is not…

Shovel ready, but for what?

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Whenever economic setbacks occur, from the closure of a small town manufacturing plant to an event on the scale of the Global Economic Crisis, the clarion call for more infrastructure…