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  • 17-August-2018

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    The UK productivity puzzle through the magnifying glass: A sectoral perspective

    Labour productivity has flatlined since the global financial crisis, which contrasts with its recovery profiles from past recessions over the last decades.

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  • 8-August-2018

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    The UK productivity puzzle through the magnifying glass: A sectoral perspective

    Since the start of the Great Recession, labour productivity growth has been weak in the United Kingdom, weaker than in many other OECD countries.

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  • 8-August-2018

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    Sectoral and regional distribution of export shocks: What do two hundred thousand UK firm observations say?

    This study explores the impact of export shocks on firms and re-aggregates results to derive distributional effects on sectors and regions.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    Improving productivity and job quality of low-skilled workers in the United Kingdom

    More than a quarter of adults in the United Kingdom have low basic skills, which has a negative impact on career prospects, job quality and productivity growth.

  • 10-January-2018

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    Reducing regional disparities in productivity in the United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom displays large regional disparities in productivity compared to most other OECD countries, with a large gap between London and most other regions.

  • 6-November-2017

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    Where to get the best bang for the buck in the United Kingdom? Industrial strategy, investment and lagging regions

    The United Kingdom has large regional disparities in productivity which contribute to differences in living standards across the country, while its less productive regions also hold back overall economic performance.

  • 6-November-2017

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    Where to get the best bang for the buck in the United Kingdom? Industrial strategy, investment and lagging regions

    The United Kingdom is preparing a modern industrial strategy to boost labour productivity across the whole country and to narrow regional gaps in living standards.

  • 27-October-2017

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    Mitigating the negative economic impact of Brexit

    Ahead of the referendum on Brexit, the OECD was anticipating a significant decrease in economic growth if the decision to leave the EU were taken (Kierzenkowski et al., 2016). As the UK economy has started to slow down, OECD projections remain remarkably valid so far.

  • 17-October-2017

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    Economic Survey of the United Kingdom 2017

    Economic performance was solid until the end of 2016, stimulated by a strong business friendly environment, very supportive and reactive monetary policy, and a flexible approach in meeting fiscal goals.

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  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - United Kingdom

    This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for the United Kingdom identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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