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Innovation, internationalisation and productivity

This project aims to explore the links between two critical areas of policy making – supporting innovation and exporting – and their joint link to improving UK productivity.

It brings together a team with established expertise in firm level innovation (Roper, Jibril) with leading researchers on firms’ export strategies and behaviour (Du, Oleksandr). All members of the team have significant expertise and experience in using large-scale firm-level datasets within a secure data lab setting. The research exploits matches between the UK Innovation Survey and other official data sources (notably the Annual Business Survey and Annual Survey of International Trade in Services) to explore the causal links between innovation, export behaviour and productivity.

Project lead Stephen Roper (The University of Warwick), Jun Du (Aston University)

Collaborator: Halima Jibril