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The Productivity Policy Agenda: Short-Term Priorities and Long-Term Commitments

The Productivity Policy Agenda: Short-Term Priorities and Long-Term Commitments. Productivity Puzzles Season 1, Episode 20 was released on Thursday,1 September 2022

Should the next Prime Minister embrace productivity as a cornerstone of the policy agenda for the new UK government in September? Can it help to get us through the economic winter ahead of us, and onto a path of sustained recovery? What policies are most critical, what should be continued, strengthened or perhaps stopped?

The final episode of Season 1 of Productivity Puzzles looks at the policy agenda for the new government, with discussion on the key elements that will help productivity to recover. The guests discuss the short-term, and what role does productivity should have in dealing with the current problems of rising cost and shortages of labour and energy. They also look to the long-term, and how government should focus on issues in a fundamental way.

Host Professor Bart van Ark is joined by:

  • Diane Coyle, Co-director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge
  • Catherine Mann, External member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England
  • Adrian Pabst, Deputy Director at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

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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.