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The Productivity Policy Agenda: Short-Term Priorities and Long-Term Commitments

Should the next Prime Minister embrace productivity as a cornerstone of the policy agenda for the new UK government in September? Can it help to get us through the economic winter ahead of us, and onto a path of sustained recovery? What policies are most critical, what should be continued, strengthened or perhaps stopped?

The final episode of Season 1 of Productivity Puzzles looks at the policy agenda for the new government, with discussion on the key elements that will help productivity to recover. In the short-term, what role does productivity have in dealing with the current problems of rising cost and shortages of labour and energy? Over the long-term, what should the government focus on to address the issues in a fundamental way?

Host Professor Bart van Ark is joined by:

  • Diane Coyle, Co-director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge
  • Catherine Mann, External member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England
  • Adrian Pabst, Deputy Director at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

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