Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

Staff Biography

[Photo: Anna VALERO] Ms Anna VALERO
Research Economist - Growth
Tel:  020 7955 7806
Room/Desk: 32L 2.11 F  

Expertise: Firm organisation, productivity, labour economics, competition and regulation


Anna is in her fourth year of the LSE MRes/PhD in Economics, and works on the Productivity and Innovation programme. Her work is focused on firm organisation and workforce skills, and their effects on productivity and innovation. More generally, Anna is interested in understanding UK Economic performance and the drivers of growth. Before resuming her studies, Anna was a Manager at Deloitte’s Economic Consulting practice where she worked on a number of projects on regulatory, competition and strategic economics specialising in utilities, public sector and media. Prior to joining Economic Consulting, she worked in Deloitte’s Audit practice and qualified as a chartered accountant.

Current Areas of Research:

Skill biased management: Evidence from Manufacturing firms

The Economic Impact of Universities

UK Economic Performance


  • 2010-2011: MRes Economics, LSE, with Distinction
  • 2009-2010: MSc Economics, LSE, with Distinction
  • 2001-2002: MSc European Political Economy, LSE, with Merit
  • 2002-2005: ACA, ICAEW
  • 1998-2001: BSc Economics, University of Nottingham, First Class Honours


  • ESRC Scholarship, 2010-2014

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • Deloitte LLP - Manager, Economic Consulting, 2005-2010
  • Deloitte LLP - Assistant Manager, Audit, 2002-2005
  • ICAEW - Member as a Chartered Accountant

CEP Publications: