Adriana supports the CBI's economic analysis capabilities, evidencing and informing CBI policy positions to influence government policy. She leads on business rates and supports other policy, working with CBI members and stakeholders to develop CBI positions in these areas.
Prior to joining the CBI, Adriana worked in local government, using economic analysis to formulate economic strategy at the local and regional level, working on a range of public policy issues. Her main expertise was in estimating regional economic impacts of public sector interventions.
- Economic modelling, forecasting
- Input-output modelling/ impact assessments
- Policy development
- Regional policy
CBI, Senior Economist
Adriana is responsible for supporting the CBI’s economic analysis capabilities and the CBI’s position on fiscal policy. She is the policy lead on business rates, responsible for developing and managing CBI campaigns and working with CBI members and stakeholders to formulate policy positions.
Examples of recent CBI Economics projects she worked on include:
Economic contribution of sectors affected by the Obesity Strategy – Developed the CBI’s economic contribution model and applied it to estimate the national and local contribution of sectors affected by the government’s Obesity Strategy.
The economic and fiscal impacts of cutting VAT for housing and renovation services – Modelled the economic and fiscal impact of cutting the VAT rate for housing and renovation work (project commissioned by the Federation of Master Builders and RICS).
Senior Economic Research & Strategy Officer
Adriana worked in local government for six years, where she was responsible for building evidence, formulating regional strategic intervention, and supporting business cases and funding bids.
Her work included:
Heart of the South West LEP Regional Entrepreneurship & Acceleration Programme – won and led a BEIS-funded project supporting with the development of an Innovation Strategy for the region.
Heart of the South West LEP Observatory – led the Observatory work in partnership with the local universities to develop and communicate economic evidence to support policy across the region.
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