Commentary on recent Scottish economy reports

Recent report commentaries 020618

Growth Commission report on Scottish Balance of Payments

SNP Growth Commission on BoP revised May2018 II

Scotland's International GDP per capita Ranking 2014 to 2017

GDP per capita May18

Scottish GDP Q4 2017 and full annual year 2017

Scottish GDP April 18

Scotland's Economic Growth and Productivity Slowdown - Explanations, Implications and Potential Solutions

Scotland’s Economic Slowdown 080318 pdfv
Publications - Briefing Note
Commentary on recent Scottish economy reports
Publications - Analysis Report
Growth Commission report on Scottish Balance of Payments
Publications - Briefing Note
Scotland's International GDP per capita Ranking 2014 to 2017
Publications - Analysis Report
Scottish GDP Q4 2017 and full annual year 2017
Publications - Analysis Report
Scotland's Economic Growth and Productivity Slowdown - Explanations, Implications and Potential Solutions
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Publications - Analysis Report

Productivity Briefing Note

Productivity Briefing Note – commissioned by SCDI for use as input to their recent report ”From Fragile to Agile: A Blueprint for Growth & Prosperity’

Key Points

Productivity, and its rate of growth, is a key measure of economic success. It is best measured in terms of labour productivity per hour.

Within the overall measure, multi-factor productivity (MFP) is a key element as it picks up the role of innovation and new practices in improving output.

Many ‘advanced’ economies have been worried about a slowing in underlying productivity in recent decades. This concern has been exacerbated post 2007 as productivity has fallen or stood still.

 

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