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
– 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.