Research

Institutions & governance

Institutions & governance

UK productivity suffers from overcentralised decision making, topdownism, short-termism, silos, and the absence of effective joined-up government. The geographical concentration of power may stifle local initiative and innovation. A common research theme is the need to better recognise the interactions between those taking the decisions and those affected by them.

Theme lead

Professor Andy Westwood

Co-Investigators

Professor Adrian Pabst
Professor David Richards Professor of Public Policy, The University of Manchester
Professor Mike Kenny Chair of Public Policy, University of Cambridge University
Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane Associate Research Director for Employment and Social Policy, National Institute of Social and Economic Research

Recent Publications

B. van Ark, A. J. Venables, (2020)

A concerted effort to tackle the productivity puzzle during the post-COVID era