Institutions & governance

Institutions & governance

UK productivity suffers from overcentralised decision making, topdownism, short-termism, silos, and the absence of effective joined-up government. The geographical concentration of power may stifle local initiative and innovation. A common research theme is the need to better recognise the interactions between those taking the decisions and those affected by them.

Theme lead

Professor Andy Westwood


Professor Adrian Pabst
Professor David Richards Professor of Public Policy, The University of Manchester
Professor Mike Kenny Chair of Public Policy, University of Cambridge University
Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane Associate Research Director for Employment and Social Policy, National Institute of Social and Economic Research

Recent Publications

B. van Ark, A. J. Venables, (2020)

A concerted effort to tackle the productivity puzzle during the post-COVID era