The Centre seeks to identify practical ways to increase productivity and enhance shared prosperity. Our research programme covers four broad and interlinking areas, each of which assumes a national and local lens:
Trade and Competitiveness
Sustainable Public Finances
Strategic Economic Infrastructure
Public Services, Welfare and Skills
How we work
To maximise the impact of our work on the ground, the Centre brings together a focus on:
- High quality analysis to develop policy recommendations fully, identifying through robust quantitative and qualitative research key barriers to system change;
- Engagement and advocacy, co-designing research programmes with policymakers to develop pragmatic solutions and maximise the real world value of our work; and,
- Implementation, working with stakeholders – including national and local government, business and civil society – to navigate technical, political and institutional complexity to achieve outcomes.
Inclusive growth, and the ideas and concepts emerging from it, represent a fundamental reassessment of our economic principles, priorities and assumptions – and a response to that disaffection. At the heart of it is one big idea: it isn’t enough to welcome the rate, or quantity of economic growth. We also have to consider its quality.
Drawing on a wide range of international expertise, contributors examine important policy challenges arising from the transformation of work as a result of the introduction of digital technology at work.
Working Paper: Don’t shoot the messenger – Why mergers and acquisitions highlight, not cause, the UK’s economic issues
Despite the political noise, John Dudding from the Centre for Progressive Policy argues that the economic case for a public interest test for takeovers doesn’t stack up