No experiment is ever a complete failure

Evidence Reviews and Methodology

For any industrial strategy to be successful, it needs to have experimentation at its heart.The industrial strategy is the Government’s flagship domestic policy aiming to raise…


Supply-side or demand-side?

Toolkits & Policy Design

For local areas writing their Local Industrial Strategies (LIS), identifying the barriers to growth is essential. Once the state of the local economy and how it might develop…


Should local areas support innovation prizes?

General Policy Discussion

Last week we posted the second of a series of blogs pulling out lessons from our recent report on developing effective local industrial strategies. I thought it might…


How is the economy evolving?

General Policy Discussion

Some of the key questions in developing a local industrial strategy, and more generally in economic policy-making, are: how will the economy evolve? What will be the impact…


Art for arts’ sake

How to Evaluate

Reading coverage of the V&A opening at the weekend I was once again struck by the often extravagant claims made for the local economic impact of…

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