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Productivity, Growth and Innovation

Event date
Thursday, 28 September, 2017
Event time
09:00 to 11:15
Event place
National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Event Type
In-person event
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This workshop provides an opportunity for new research findings on productivity, growth and innovation to be presented and discussed.  It is expected to be of particular interest to policy-makers and other researchers who are working in these areas.



The proceedings will be as follows:



Registration and coffee

10:00 to 10:05 

Introduction by Rebecca Riley, NIESR, LLAKES and Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE)

10.05 to 12.15











Presentations and discussion


Back to the Past: Is Growth Reverting to Pre-Industrial Levels?

Jakob Madsen * and Md. Rabiul Islam (Monash University, Australia)


Driving Productivity Growth: The Role of Firm-Specific Knowledge Assets

Rebecca Riley * (NIESR and LLAKES) and Chiara Rosazza Bondibene (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)


Which skills contribute most to absorptive capacity, innovation and productivity performance? Evidence from the US and Western Europe

Geoff Mason * (LLAKES and UCL Institute of Education), Ana Rincon-Aznar (NIESR) and Francesco Venturini (University of Perugia)




The event is free but registration is required.


To register please RSVP to Luca Pieri:

Email: l.pieri [at] niesr.ac.uk ; Tel: 020 7654 1931



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28 September 2017
09:00 - 11:15


National Institute of Economic and Social Research
2 Dean Trench Street, Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HE United Kingdom


In-person event