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A diverse community of
leading experts, policymakers
and practitioners

The Institute’s key research themes
are led by ten academic partners
spread across the UK.

We’re a UK-wide research
organisation exploring what
productivity means for business

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.


The Productivity Agenda

The Productivity Agenda highlights key areas of policy for leaders to focus on so the public, private and civic sectors can be better equipped to translate productivity gains into improved living standards and well-being across the UK. It has 10 chapters written by experts on productivity:

The UK’s productivity challenge: people, firms, and places

Investing for the long-run

The changing landscape of firm-level productivity – anatomy and policy implications

Productivity, Innovation and R&D

Why digitalisation isn’t improving productivity growth

Skills for productivity growth

The green transition: Net Zero as an opportunity to improve productivity

Public Sector Productivity – managing the Baumol cost disease

Regional productivity, potential causes, and institutional challenges

A new UK policy institution for growth and productivity – a blueprint

Edited by Diane Coyle the publication’s authors include Bart van Ark, Mary O’Mahony, Jagjit Chadha, Tony Venables, Stephen Roper, Philip McCann, Jonatan Pinkse, Damien Grimshaw, Richard A.L. Jones, Andy Westwood, Michael Kenny, Anna Valero, Raquel Ortega-Argilés.

The Productivity Agenda will be launched as part of National Productivity Week, held from November 27 to 1 December 2023. Chapters 1 and 10 are launched on Monday, 11 November. A launch event is being held on Wednesday, 29 November after which the full publications will be available.