Human capital

Human Capital

Human capital

The UK labour force is characterised by strong high-end skills, weak vocational skills and a relatively low level of basic skills such as numeracy and literacy. More research is needed on which skills and abilities are important for productivity and wellbeing, and how these can best be developed and deployed in a rapidly changing digital economy.

Theme lead

Professor Damian Grimshaw


Dr Simone Schnall Reader in Experimental Social Psychology, Fellow and Director of Studies in Psychology, University of Cambridge

Dr August De Coulon

Professor Eugenio Proto  Cairncross Chair in Applied Economics and Econometrics, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Professor Jill Rubery Director of the Work and Equalities Institute, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester

Theme Paper

Human capital and productivity: a call for new interdisciplinary research

Recent Publications

C. Corrado, J. Haskel, C. Jona-Lasinio

Artificial intelligence and productivity: an intangible assets approach

M. Fleming (2021)

Productivity Growth and Capital Deepening in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

D. Grimshaw M. Miozzo

Human Capital and productivity: a call for new interdisciplinary research