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.


Factory (food manufacture) scene

Let’s talk productivity

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We have recently completed a Pioneer Project: “Unpicking the productivity narrative in manufacturing organisations”, a collaboration between The Universities of Strathclyde, Aston, York and Bristol.  The project was funded by…

Thoughts on the PIN special sessions in Cambridge

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By Dr Neha Prashar Research Fellow, Enterprise Research Centre I was very much delighted to be invited to attend a special session hosted by PIN as part of the Regional…
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Distorting Local Productivity Data? Reflections on Fothergill and Beatty

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By Maria Abreu (University of Cambridge) and Tim Vorley (University of Sheffield) The existence of significant regional variations in productivity in the UK has become so established in academic and…