Rupert Oliver Allen

Manager of Economic Analysis, Creative Industries Sector at Department of Canadian Heritage

Manager of Economic Analysis, Creative Industries Sector, Department of Canadian Heritage
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Currently, Rupert Oliver Allen is the manager of economic analysis for the creative industries sector within the Government of Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage. In this role, he is responsible for leading departmental analytical frameworks around methods to determine cultural value and building an economic storyline for the creative industries. Previously, he was the Department’s senior economist for the Creative Export Strategy, where he developed strategies to help creative industry firms access and succeed in global markets and designed new methods to better quantify and capture results. Prior to this, Rupert was the Foreign Direct Investment specialist for the Government of Canada’s Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development for over 8 years. Before his experiences in the Canadian government, Rupert worked in a variety of national museums in various countries around the world, including Brazil, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has published numerous papers on diverse topics such as corporate social responsibility, transportation supply chains, and intangible capital assets and has a few different degrees from a few different places.