Anna is an ESRC Innovation Fellow at the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance.


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. Her research is focused on the drivers of productivity and innovation in firms and regions. She also works on UK growth policy more broadly, with a particular focus on sustainable growth and ‘green’ jobs, and is a member of the Steering Group of the Resolution Foundation-CEP Economy 2030 Inquiry. 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.

Research interests

  • Productivity, innovation and sustainable growth
  • Management practices
  • Higher education and skills
  • Industrial policy
  • Business microdata


Research - 2021


Policy - 2023

Policy - 2022

Policy - 2021

Efforts are growing to quantify and characterise the ‘green economy’, and to identify opportunities to be seized and challenges to be overcome in the transition to net-zero. This report and accompanying policy brief shed light on the quantity and quality of current green labour markets, to inform policy action and future research. Read more

CCUS is necessary for the UK to reach its net-zero goals. This report assesses economic and potential employment opportunities and implications for the skills needed, as well as transferable strengths and capabilities from other sectors and barriers and enablers for CCUS growth in the UK. Read more

Policy - 2020

In advance of the Budget, this policy report highlights areas of the UK economy where the public sector could leverage private investment and in so doing contribute to achieving the strategic priorities of regionally balanced growth and decarbonisation. Read more


News - 2023

News - 2021

The UK government has delivered on its promise to publish a strategy for driving the country’s economy towards net-zero emissions by 2050. Esin Serin and Anna Valero write that the economy-wide Net Zero Strategy provides further proof of the UK’s ambition to lead on global climate action as it calls on other countries to follow suit. Read more

News - 2020

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