Dr Anna Valero

Senior Policy Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Senior Policy Fellow, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Anna Valero is a Senior Policy Fellow at the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), Deputy Director of the Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID) and an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute. Anna is a member of the Steering Group of the Resolution Foundation-CEP Economy 2030 Inquiry, and was previously a Research Director for the LSE Growth Commission.

Anna completed an ESRC Innovation Fellowship at the LSE in 2021 and obtained a PhD in Economics at the LSE in 2018. Previously, she was a manager at Deloitte's Economic Consulting practice in London.

Her research is focused on the drivers of productivity and innovation (invention and adoption of new technologies) in firms and regions, and in particular the role of skills and universities in explaining differences in economic performance. She also works on UK growth policy more broadly, with a particular focus identifying and realising growth opportunities in the transition to Net Zero, the implications of the transition for workers and skills policies.

Anna was a member of the BEIS R&D Place Advisory Group, and is currently a member of the Research Development and Innovation (RDI) Landscape Review Sounding Board, and the Green Jobs Delivery group.

  • 18 June 2024, 9:30am

    2024 CSaP Annual Conference

    Our Annual Conference brings together an audience of policy professionals, academic experts and business leaders for a day of talks and presentations, and to share and discuss issues and ideas on a range of topics from innovation and economic growth to climate and sustainability. Speakers from government, academia, and industry will present examples of how we are working together to address new and emerging policy challenges.