The future of productivity

What contribution can digital transformation make?

  • Dirk Pilat
  • Chiara Criscuolo


This article summarises emerging evidence on the relationship between productivity and the digital transformation, based on work underway in the OECD’s Going Digital project. The article starts by discussing the relationship between the global productivity slowdown and the diffusion of digital technologies and related processes across firms and industries. It then outlines the role of structural factors in digital adoption, before concluding with a brief discussion on policies to strengthen future productivity growth.

How to Cite
PILAT, Dirk; CRISCUOLO, Chiara. The future of productivity. Policy Quarterly, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 3, aug. 2018. ISSN 2324-1101. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 oct. 2019. doi: