The Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review was established to undertake a detailed and rigorous assessment of the current state, and future potential, of Greater Manchester’s economy. Ten years on from the path-breaking Manchester Independent Economic Review (MIER), it provides a fresh understanding of what needs to be done to improve productivity and drive prosperity across the city-region.
Setting an ambitious agenda, this report put together by the review panel pulls together the four strands of analysis, findings from the comprehensive evidence review, devolution progress report, and the call for evidence, and international comparative analysis undertaken in collaboration with the Organisation for European Cooperation and Development (OECD) and European Commission.
The Prosperity Review’s findings and recommendations will underpin the ambitious Local Industrial Strategy that Greater Manchester is developing jointly with national Government and will inform the actions of local and national decision-makers from across the public, private, and voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors in driving forward Greater Manchester’s future productivity and prosperity.
Independent of local and national government, the Prosperity Review was led by a panel of six experts:
First row: Professor Diane Coyle: Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge, and Chair of the Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review; Stephanie Flanders: Head of Bloomberg Economics; Professor Ed Glaeser: Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University.
Second row: Professor Mariana Mazzucato: Professor in the Economics of Innovation, University College London; Professor Henry Overman: Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics, and Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth; Darra Singh: Government and Public Sector Lead at Ernst and Young (EY)
The panel was responsible for commissioning and overseeing studies in four areas, providing a thorough and cutting-edge analysis of key economic issues affecting the city-region: