ESCoE Workshop: Micro-data perspectives on the productivity puzzle: evidence for policy


National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), 2 Dean Trench Street, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HE.


The slowdown in labour productivity growth since the onset of the economic downturn in 2008 is one of the most striking features of the global economy. This workshop draws together three important, recent contributions to this literature, which use new data sources that have considerable advantages over traditional data collections.  We will consider changes in business dynamics in the US,  the effect of market concentration and digitalisation transmission mechanisms on productivity growth and explore the mechanisms through which personnel management impact on employee outcomes.



12:30 Registration

Chair: Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College Business School)

13:00 Introduction

13:10 Changing Business Dynamism and Productivity: Shocks vs. Responsiveness by Javier Miranda (US Census Bureau)


13:40 The international dimension to the productivity puzzle: evidence from micro-data by Chiara Criscuolo (London School of Economics and OECD)


14:10 Picking from the top or shedding the bottom? Personnel management, worker quality and firm productivity by Daniela Scur (MIT)

Further information

14:40 Discussion

15:00 Close


The event is free but registration is required. To ensure attendance please RSVP by Friday 12 April 2019 .

Please note: Due to the nature of NIESR’s Grade II listed building we are unable to provide step-free access to facilities and the Library is not currently accessible to wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. We apologise for the inconvenience.

The Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) is an independent research centre funded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ESCoE is made up of a consortium of leading institutions led by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) with King’s College London, innovation foundation Nesta, University of Cambridge, Warwick Business School (University of Warwick) and Strathclyde Business School.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019