This area covers Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, and is home to 2.5 million. East Anglia is ranked 17th of the 41 NUTS2 regions that make up the United Kingdom and in productivity terms sits between the regions of Essex and the West Midlands. Within the area, there are places and people that are doing well and experiencing high living standards. Elsewhere there are places where people struggle. And even within those places seen to be achieving, there are large disparities. Our emerging research agenda focuses on some themes that are specific to the area – such as the national importance of Greater Cambridge, the opportunities provided by the Fens, and the role of the coast in providing clean energy for the UK – as well as engaging with the wider themes of The Productivity Institute.