Anna Valero appointed to the Office for Budget Responsibility's advisory panel
17 August 2023
Congratulations to Anna Valero, distinguished policy fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance, who has been appointed to the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) advisory panel.
Established in 2011, the panel was set up to develop and scrutinise the OBR’s work programme and forecasting methods. Originally comprising leading economic and fiscal experts, the panel was expanded this year to include experts in macroeconomics and econometrics; public sector finances and public economics; financial markets and corporate finance; energy and climate change; health and longevity and labour market and migration.
Dr Valero, who is also deputy director of the Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID), is interested in innovation and its diffusion into the economy, the role of universities in explaining differences in economic performance and economic opportunities in the transition to net zero.
Two other LSE academics have also been appointed: Rachel Ngai, associate professor of economics, and Gene Frieda, senior visiting fellow at the School of Public Policy. Tera Allas, director of research and economics at McKinsey & Co.’s UK and Ireland Office and a member of CEP’s Policy Committee, has also been appointed.
Dr Valero said: “I am excited to become a member of the OBR’s advisory panel at this crucial time for UK growth and the net zero transition.
“I look forward to providing insights relevant for their economy and fiscal forecasts, drawing on our research at the Centre for Economic Performance and the Programme on Innovation and Diffusion. In particular, I hope to contribute perspectives based on my empirical research on UK growth and productivity, the drivers of business investment and the implications of net zero for the economy.”