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Sectoral Productivity

This project aims to explore the growth patterns and drivers of productivity in different industries and subsectors.

Productivity growth in the UK and elsewhere has slowed since the Global Financial Crisis (2007-2008), and the slowdown seems to be driven by a few sectors such as manufacturing and financial services. But how is this been measured and what are the possible explanations?

In this project, we are starting with the diagnostics, looking at which sectors and sub-sectors account for the pattern of productivity growth and how it has changed over time. The project will dive into the industries and supply chains at the core of the phenomenon of the productivity slowdown.

One of the central aims is to assess productivity across different industries and different time periods and to explore whether changes in the distribution of value-added along supply chains contribute to explaining the slowdown.

This programme is led by Professor Diane Coyle, with Dr Jen-Chung Mei, and is funded by the Gatsby Foundation.


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Professor Diane Coyle

Bennett Professor of Public Policy and Co-Director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy

Professor Coyle co-directs the Institute with Professor Kenny. She is heading research under the progress and productivity themes. Biography Professor Dame Diane Coyle is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy...

Dr Jen-Chung Mei

Dr Jen-Chung Mei is a Lecturer in Economics at Westminster Business School, and a member of the Productivity Institute. He was a Postdoc Research Associate at the Bennett Institute for Public...

Adam Muhtar

Affiliated Researcher

Adam Muhtar is a Data Scientist at the Bank of England, working on projects that aim to generate actionable insights from high-dimensional unstructured data using natural language processing, network science,...

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