Research Programme on Productivity and the All-Island Economy

A new joint research programme between the ESRI and InterTradeIreland will investigate topics related to productivity and the all-island economy with a particular focus on activities of small and medium enterprises. The first topic to be examined as part of the programme will be an analysis of regional productivity developments across Northern Ireland and Ireland through the lens of how overall productivity is linked to sectoral structure and to the rate of business entry and exit. Further work on firm investment, innovation and use of digital technology are also planned.