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New SPERI Paper: Innovation, research and the UK’s productivity crisis by Richard Jones

We are very pleased to publish another SPERI Paper by Professor Richard Jones, Associate Fellow of SPERI and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Innovation at the University of Sheffield. In the Paper, Innovation, research and the UK’s productivity crisis, Richard shows that the UK’s slowdown in productivity is unprecedented and argues that, if this trend continues, UK living standards will continue to … Continue reading

14 April 2016 by
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How does low access to finance affect innovation?

A major new study highlights the barriers to innovation that face firms from across Europe There is ample evidence in the economics literature that achieving sustained long-term productivity and economic growth is intrinsically linked to investment in research and development (R&D) and innovation activity (i.e. through the introduction of new or significantly improved goods and services). However, due to the … Continue reading

24 March 2016 by
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Rebuilding the UK’s innovation economy

Richard Jones

Three steps could be taken immediately by the present or a future UK government The weak link in the UK’s innovation economy is that too little is spent by the private sector on research and development.  As a fraction of GDP, this spending now stands at 1.09%, compared to Germany, say, at 1.94%.   The UK’s investment is dwarfed to an … Continue reading

11 November 2014 by
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SPERI in the news

We’re thrilled to see another article in the press about SPERI Paper No.6 – The UK’s Innovation Deficit and How to Repair it (PDF 1131KB) by Professor Richard Jones. We believe this paper, which talks about the poor UK investment in research and innovation, provides an important warning for the future of the UK economy, and this is why we are especially pleased to see that … Continue reading

4 December 2013 by
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Sir Keith Burnett quotes SPERI Paper at HEPI Conference

This week, the latest SPERI paper was discussed by Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sheffield, at a major conference about developing the research policy and funding environment in the UK. Sir Keith Burnett was a speaker at the 2013 Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Autumn Conference on the Future for UK Research Policy and Funding on Wednesday 14 November. … Continue reading

15 November 2013 by
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SPERI Paper No.6 ‘The UK’s Innovation Deficit & How to Repair it’

SPERI Paper No.6. has now been published. The latest in the series – The UK’s Innovation Deficit & How to Repair it – is by Richard Jones, Professor of Physics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, here at the University of Sheffield. In the paper Richard highlights some concerning data about the UK’s poor investment record in research and innovation. You can read the … Continue reading

30 October 2013 by
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