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.
Professor Andy Westwood and Professor Adrian Pabst
Professor David Richards
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
The Politics of Productivity: institutions, governance and policy