Upcoming event: "Productivity Growth and Innovation" Workshop in Paris, 25-26 September 2014

Increasing productivity is critical to achieving strong, sustainable and inclusive growth and well-being.Technological change and innovation are the key drivers of increased productivity, along with better skills and organisational change. But despite ever greater investments in knowledge and innovation, productivity growth in many countries has been slowing in recent years - at a time when important challenges, such as demographic trends, urbanisation and climate change, make the need for innovation all the more urgent. Together with the National Bureau of Economic Research of the US and leading panellists from academia, the OECD will be debating these questions and their policy implications.