Welcome to issue 14 of Civil Service Quarterly, which takes as its theme 'Economics in government'. We open with a feature from Treasury economists Henry Shennan and Dominic Muir, who use a series of charts to illustrate the UK productivity challenge.
Conrad Bird, Director of the ‘GREAT’ campaign at the Department for International Trade (DIT), explains how they measure its impact.
Exploring Economics is a cross-Civil Service network for increasing awareness and understanding of economics among civil servants and breaking down barriers to smarter economics in government. Thomas Bearpark, Andrew Heron and Ben Glover of the Government Economic Service (GES) explain the principles behind its creation.
Defra Chief Economist John Curnow sets out the insights that economics can provide for environmental policy and the important new approaches being developed on natural capital.
Tom Gelderd, one of the officials who advised on the creation of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, looks at why it’s needed, how it has evolved and the challenges it has faced in the months leading up to its publication.
Alex Aiken, Executive Director, Government Communications, reflects on the success of Civil Service Live and the purpose and benefit of collective learning.
Treasury economists Henry Shennan and Dominic Muir use a series of annotated charts to illustrate the scale of the UK’s productivity challenge.
A personal view on the use of data in government from Dr David Halpern, Chief Executive of social purpose company the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT).
We asked Home Office data scientist Aimee Murphy what attracted her to the Civil Service and how she is using and developing her skills.
We asked Charlie Boundy, Head of Data Science at the Department for Work & Pensions, about the uses of data and what it’s like to be a government data scientist.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, and colleagues Nicole Redhead and Tracy Parker from the Department of Health describe how the UK has worked at home and abroad to galvanise coordinated action against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).