The UK Productivity Puzzle

Publication date: 4 Nov 2014 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | NIESR Author(s): Bryson, A | External Author(s): Forth, J.

Presentation of paper at Institute of Education. The paper reviews the literature on the UK's productivity "puzzle", examining some of the main culprits or suspects  that may explain recent trends.  It contributes to the empirical literature by testing some hypotheses in new ways, in order to shed further light on patterns of productivity growth among British workplaces over the period 2004-2011. It concludes by considering the future and comments on the prospects for UK productivity growth over the next decade or so.

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