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Anna Valero.

Anna Valero

Growth Programme Director

Expertise: productivity and innovation, sustainable growth, firm organisation


Dr Anna Valero is Director of the Growth Programme and a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance. She is Deputy Director of the Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID) and an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute. She currently sits on the Office for Budget Responsibility's advisory panel and was previously a member of the Chancellor's economic advisory council.

Current areas of research include:

  • Innovation and its diffusion: Drivers of the invention and adoption of new technologies or practices at the organisation level.
  • Economic impact of universities: Role of universities and human capital in explaining differences in economic performance across firms and regions.
  • Sustainable growth/recovery: Economic opportunities in the transition to net zero.