Research and analysis

National Measurement System: economic impact report

Report by Dr Ray Lambert, senior economist at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.



This report is a summary of evidence on the National Measurement System (NMS), its importance in the research base, and its contribution to business innovation and economic performance. It covers analysis of the underlying economic logic for public support of metrology in the UK, evidence on the role of measurement science in the overall science system and its impact on national economic outcomes.