Public sector productivity: Managing the Baumol cost disease

Bart van Ark, Joel Hoskins, Nina Jorden

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper


The public sector plays a critical role in the economy, providing essential services as well as creating an enabling environment for private sector growth. In order to unleash productivity, the public sector needs to invest in its drivers at all steps in the delivery chain and broaden the scope of public sector productivity to include organisational productivity and effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Productivity Institute
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Publication series

NameThe Productivity Agenda
PublisherThe Productivity Institute


  • Productivity
  • Public sector

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • The Productivity Institute


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