Efficiency and productivity
Neoclassical economic theory predicts that agents or decision makers who perform below their ability won't survive in competitive markets. However, in reality many other factors, such as imperfect information and regulation, can cause inefficiency and damage productivity. Using state of the art techniques we investigate the driving forces of productivity across various sectors as well as related inefficiencies and other frictions and aim to provide policy recommendations driven by strong theoretical and empirical evidence.
Collaborations and partnerships
Our academic partners include the Brunel University, University of Milan, National University of Singapore, KAPSARC, Queensland University of Technology, University of Montreal, Technical University of Dresden, and University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weidenand.
- Analysing sectoral productivity in the UK to identify reasons for high and low productivity
- Measuring country’s energy and environmental inefficiency
- Productivity effects of collaboration and specialization in research and innovation
- Skilled-labour migration, gender and peer effects on productivity in STEM research
Recent publication highlights
Onder, A., Schweitzer, S., & Yilmazkuday, H. (Accepted/In press). Journal of Informetrics.
Ghulam, Y. (2021). Technological Forecasting and Social Change, volume 171.
Conley, J. P., Crucini, M., Driskill, R., & Onder, A. (2020). In S. Galiani, & U. Panizza (Eds.), Publishing and Measuring Success in Economics. CEPR Press. Pages. 67-72.
Ghulam, Y., & Mousa, W. I. (2019). Technological Forecasting and Social Change, volume 149.
Alarenan, S., Gasim, A. A., Hunt, L. C., & Muhsen, A. R. (2019). Energy Transitions. Volume 3, pages 31-34.
Filippini, M., & Hunt, L. C. (2015). Energy Economics, volume 52, pages S5-S16
Ghulam, Y., & Jaffry, S. (2015). Omega, volume 54, pages 101-114.
Discover our areas of expertise
We examine how economics influences the preservation and sustainability of natural resources such as aquatic ecosystems.
We explore how central banks can keep inflation low and stable by influencing how much money there is in the economy and the cost of borrowing.
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