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.
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
Human capital and productivity: a call for new interdisciplinary research