Trade, Investment & Productivity

Publication date: 31 Jul 2018 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Venturini, F | External authors: Sterlacchini, A | Journal: Small Business Economics No. Forthcoming | Pages: 1-22 | Publisher: Springer-Verlag, London
This paper studies the effect of R&D tax incentives on the research activity of manufacturing firms based in France, Italy, Spain and the UK, over the period 2007–2009. Using a matching procedure, we show that, in all the examined countries but Spain, R&D tax incentives induced a...
Publication date: 6 Apr 2018 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Forth, J, Rincon-Aznar, A | Report to: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Concern about the UK’s productivity problem has become widespread. Fixing the UK’s productivity problem requires action for the lagging parts of the economy – low pay sectors such as retail and hospitality, the long tail of low-productivity firms, and the five million individuals in the UK lacking...
Publication date: 23 Mar 2018 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue Virtual issue | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Our new "virtual issue" of our Economic Review focussing on Productivity
Publication date: 5 Feb 2018 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour, Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Ebell, M, Speckesser, S, Rolfe, H, Bursnall, M, Naddeo, A | Report to: BEIS
Executive summary Aims and objectives of counterfactual wage research Over the summer, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) conducted an independent review of the methodology used by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for estimating the cost...
Publication date: 15 Nov 2017 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Britain & Finance | Authors: Armstrong, A, Ebell, M | External authors: Warren, J | Report to: Association of British Insurers
This research project considers whether buying houses may reduce long-term savings in the UK economy. This may explain the UK’s relatively low investment rate and weaker productivity performance over the long term. The study has two parts. First, we present new evidence on the saving behaviour of...
Publication date: 1 Nov 2017 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Macroeconomics, Trade, Investment & Productivity, Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Young, G | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 242 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Having been one of the fastest growing advanced economies ahead of the EU referendum in June 2016, the UK economy is now beginning to slow as others pick up the pace (figure 1). The UK economy is estimated to have grown by 1.5 per cent in the year to the third quarter of 2017. This growth rate...
Publication date: 1 Nov 2017 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Ebell, M, Riley, R | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 242 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
While there is a broad understanding of the benefits to globalisation in the aggregate, attention has only recently begun to shift towards its distributional consequences. Regardless of the size of the benefits to the entire economy of increasing international trade, there may be winners and losers...

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