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.


Early Career Researchers Changing the Tone of the Debate

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The worlds of academia and UK research councils are increasingly interested in interdisciplinary research due to its ability to generate new insights and perspectives on often complex and intricate topics…

Advancing the Debate (#PIN2019)

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In March, we were delighted to bring together a diverse audience of policymakers, businesses, academics and many others who have a desire to address the UK's productivity puzzle. We are…
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Local Industrial Strategies and the need for economic assessments

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The UK Government is implementing its (national) Industrial Strategy (after consultation, this was announced in November 2017) by recognising the importance of ‘places’, specifically through Local Industrial Strategies (LIS). In…