National Productivity Week 27th November 2023 | 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.

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.

We’re a UK-wide research
organisation exploring what
productivity means for business

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.

Why are some places more prosperous than others?

Why are regional disparities so persistent? Why do adjustment mechanisms fail, and what should policy do (and not do)?

Tony Venables’ inaugural lecture at The University of Manchester reviewed answers to these questions and offered insights based on a new measure of the structure of the UK’s local economies.

Tony is Professor of Economics at Alliance Manchester Business School, and Research Director of The Productivity Institute.

Watch the lecture: