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A diverse community of
leading experts, policymakers
and practitioners

The Institute’s key research themes
are led by ten academic partners
spread across the UK.

We’re a UK-wide research
organisation exploring what
productivity means for business

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.

Dr Matthew Agarwala

Senior Research Associate at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Research Theme: Knowledge capital


Dr. Matthew Agarwala leads the Bennett Institute for Public Policy’s Wealth Economy project at the University of Cambridge and is a member of The Productivity Institute. His research interests include wealth accounting, natural and social capital, economic measurement, green finance, productivity, and the economics of wellbeing. Matthew’s work spans sectors and disciplines, with co-authors including ecologists, conservationists, social anthropologists, civil servants, members of UK Parliament, and Nobel Laureates in peace, medicine, physics, and chemistry. Matthew works closely with the UN, World Bank, central banks, finance ministries, hedge funds, and investor groups to highlight nature-related financial risks. He is a sought-after public speaker and regular media contributor (BBC Radio, Bloomberg, Channel 4 News, FT, Guardian, NYTimes, Reuters, and The Times).