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Revisiting the UK productivity puzzle: national and regional perspectives

Revisiting the UK productivity puzzle: national and regional perspectives. Productivity Puzzles Season 2, Episode 11 was released on Thursday, 30 November 2023

Is the UK Productivity Puzzle anywhere closer to being solved? Where do we see progress and what are the pieces of the jigsaw that still need to be found? This episode of Productivity Puzzles examines the outlook for productivity growth and the best policies that will lead to better outcomes. It was released during National Productivity Week 2023.

Host Professor Bart van Ark is joined by:

  • Ed Balls, Former Secretary of State and Shadow Chancellor; Professor of Political Economy at King’s College, London, a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Andy Haldane, CEO of the Royal Society of Arts; Chair of Levelling Up Advisory Council.
  • Rachel Wolf, Founding Partner at Public First; Former education and innovation adviser to the Prime Minister.

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About Productivity Puzzles

Productivity Puzzles is brought to you by The Productivity Institute, a research body involving nine academic institutions across the UK, eight Regional Productivity Forums throughout the nation, and a national independent Productivity Commission to advise policy makers at all levels of government. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.