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Why does the UK do so well on the Global Innovation Index? (Podcast)

How do we measure innovation and compare it across countries? And how can it be that the UK is doing so well as an innovation nation, while we seem to be underperforming on productivity?

This episode of Productivity Puzzles, Bart van Ark is joined by Sacha Wunsch-Vincent and Anna Valero to take a deep dive into the latest 2023 Global Innovation Index (GII) and its implications for the UK's productivity. The UK ranks fourth on the Global Innovation Index, showcasing strengths in R&D, scientific output, and intangible asset intensity. But why does that not translate into productivity gains?

Anna Valero, Sacha Wunsch-Vincent and Bart van Ark

9 November 2023

Productivity Puzzles

This work is published under POID and the CEP's Growth programme.

This publication comes under the following CEP theme: R&D and innovation, New technologies and productivity