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– Apr 4th, 2023

Access and Usage of Productivity Data

On 3 April, The Productivity Institute’s Productivity Lab organised a session on productivity data at the 2023 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society Conference 2023 in Glasgow. The session was initiated by the Economic and Social Research Council, and chaired by Richard Heys, Deputy Chief Economist of the Office for National Statistics.

The session featured the rapidly increased availability of productivity data at micro, regional, national and international level. These data, which are in many cases publicly available and can be accessed through the TPI Productivity Lab and other sources, support our understanding and addressing of the causes of the UK’s and other nations’ productivity challenges.

The session provided new evidence from linked business data, e.g. on the link between management competencies and productivity, productivity data from the Decision Makers Panel and an overview of sub-national data for the UK and various datasets for international comparisons.

Further information on the various datasets can be obtained from TPI’s Productivity Lab or by sending an email to

The slides from the session can be found below:

TPI Slides Royal Economic Society 2 4 23