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Anna Valero.

Anna Valero

Distinguished Policy Fellow

Expertise: productivity and innovation, sustainable growth, firm organisation


Dr Anna Valero is a Distinguished 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. She completed an ESRC Innovation Fellowship in 2021, obtained a PhD in Economics at the LSE in 2018, and was a Research Director for the LSE Growth Commission in 2017. Previously, Anna 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.