Solving the productivity puzzle

The overarching goal of MICROPROD is to contribute to a greater understanding of the challenges brought about in Europe by the fourth industrial revolution and the associated ‘productivity puzzle’ in a context of globalisation and digitisation, and to provide alternative policy options to better address these challenges. We take a holistic view of the productivity puzzle, with the aim of understanding the microeconomic drivers behind it, as well as its macroeconomic implications for growth and cohesion in the European Union.

Bruegel Research Team

Zsolt Darvas

Macroeconomics, Central Banking and Time Series Analysis

Senior fellow

Maria Demertzis

Macroeconomics, Monetary and Financial Stability, Political Economy

Interim Director

Marie Le Mouel

Climate Policy, Energy, Industrial Policy, Productivity

Affiliate fellow

Project Team