Confronting The Productivity Challenge Synopsis

For 250 years, consistent improvements in productivity have created an engine for economic growth, greater prosperity and better standards of living. Since the Global Financial Crisis, that two-and-a-half century winning streak has stalled: productivity has flat-lined. Productivity – how to generate it and sustain it – constitutes one of the most complex and serious challenges facing both enterprise and public policy.

The LRI would like to thank Queen’s Management School Belfast for hosting this event.

  • Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge
  • Nick Crafts, Professor of Economics, University of Sussex
  • Emma Flynn, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise, Queen’s University Belfast
  • The Hon. Kevin Lynch, former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Government of Canada
  • Angela McGowan, Director of the Confederation of British Industry, Northern Ireland
  • David Paulson, Professor of Practice, Queen’s University Belfast
  • John Turner, Professor of Finance and Financial History, Queen’s University Belfast

The event synopsis outlines the key themes and findings identified by the panelists and in the Q/A.

As the event was conducted under Chatham House rules the synopsis does not directly identify those expressing opinions or perspectives.