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Science and Innovation Policy for Hard Times

There is a new UK government department for science, innovation, and technology. Will the new standalone entity turn Britain into the science superpower that it hopes to become? Will the new department lift productivity growth during the hard times that the country is currently facing? This episode of Productivity Puzzles investigates these issues and more.

Host Professor Bart van Ark is joined by:

  • Richard Jones, Vice-President for Innovation and Regional Economic Development and Professor of Materials Physics and Innovation Policy, University of Manchester.
  • Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge.

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