National Productivity Week 27th January 2025 | Visit Website

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.


Measurement & methods

Measurement & methods

Productivity is fraught with measurement issues, notably to do with output in service sectors, regional price and productivity differentials, intangible inputs and environmental capital, and knowledge. New techniques and novel data sources, including administrative data and ‘big-data’ at granular levels, can help to gain deep understanding of regional, national and firm-level productivity drivers.

Theme lead

Professor Rebecca Riley


Professor Mary O’Mahony


Josh Martin
Jon Franklin
Professor Bart van Ark
Assistant Professor Abdul Erumban
Klaas de Vries

Theme Paper

Productivity Measurement – Reassessing the production function from micro to macro