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Dr Anna Valero.

Dr Anna Valero

Senior Policy Fellow

Expertise: productivity and innovation, sustainable growth, firm organisation

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Anna Valero is a Senior Policy Fellow at the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance, Deputy Director of the Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID) and an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute. Anna completed an ESRC Innovation Fellowship in 2021, and obtained a PhD in Economics at the LSE in 2018. Anna was a Research Director for the LSE Growth Commission in 2017, and previously, she was a Manager at Deloitte's Economic Consulting practice where she qualified as an ACA.

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.