The Productivity Puzzle


TIME:  18:00-19:00, 19th July 2017

VENUE: Westminster TBC


Andrew G Haldane
Chief Economist, The Bank of England and Executive Director, Monetary Analysis & Statistics

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Productivity growth has weakened across a number of economies over recent years, particularly in the UK. Since the financial crisis, productivity growth in the UK has fallen from annual average rates of almost 2 per cent a year to roughly zero. Whilst productivity growth has fallen in the US, Japan, and most European economies, the UK slowdown has been the largest in the G7 group of leading economies. Does this reflect a slowing of innovation?  Or a slowing in the rate at which this technology is diffused to companies?

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Andrew G Haldane, who is the Chief Economist at The Bank of England and who will explain why productivity has fallen in the UK and discuss the role public policy can play in supporting productivity growth in the period ahead.

mAndrew G Haldane is the Chief Economist at the Bank of England. He is also Executive Director for Monetary Analysis, Research and Statistics. Andrew has an honorary doctorate from the Open University, he is an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham, a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a member of the Economic Council of the Royal Economic Society, a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a member of the Research and Policy Committee at Nesta. Andrew is the founder and a trustee of Pro Bono Economics, a charity which brokers economists into charitable projects, and a trustee of National Numeracy. Andrew has written extensively on domestic and international monetary and financial policy issues and has published over 150 articles and four books. In 2014, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.


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