Anna Valero

ESRC Innovation Fellow, Centre for Economic Performance at London School of Economics

Anna is ESRC Innovation Fellow at the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance. She received her PhD in economics at the LSE in 2018. Her research is focused on the drivers of productivity and innovation, and in particular the role of skills and universities in explaining differences in productivity and management practices between firms and regions. Anna has also been working on UK productivity and industrial strategy more broadly, and in 2017 was a research director for the LSE Growth Commission. Recent related outputs include a report on Clean Growth, and a paper on the role of universities in the development of the UK’s industrial strategy. Previously, Anna qualified as a chartered accountant with the ICAEW, and was a manager at Deloitte’s Economic Consulting practice.