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.


A view of cloudy London from the Shard

The time has come to sharpen the focus on productivity

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By Dr Vicki Belt Deputy Director Enterprise Research Centre Raising productivity is often cited as one of the UK’s most important economic challenges. On the surface of it, improving productivity…

Getting rich slowly: how to achieve sustainable earnings growth

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By Jonathan Boys Labour Market Economist at the CIPD Featured image © jfunk / Adobe StockThe latest labour market statistics from the ONS show that annual growth in average…
Factory (food manufacture) scene

Let’s talk productivity

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Featured image © ironstuffy / Adobe Stock We have recently completed a Pioneer Project: “Unpicking the productivity narrative in manufacturing organisations”, a collaboration between The Universities of Strathclyde, Aston, York…