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Automated Impact: Managing economic and employment shifts

May 17, 2017


May 17, 2017

Veronica Lara

Deputy editor

Veronica specialises in market environment topics. Until July 2014 she was The Economist Intelligence Unit’s commerce and regulations analyst for 29 countries, spanning the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.

She has written for various publications at the EIU, on subjects such as financial inclusion, international trade, and public policy aimed at attracting investment and promoting innovation. Since joining the Content Solutions team, she has been leading projects on city competitiveness and technology.

Veronica holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in international relations from New York University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. Before coming to the EIU, she covered industries as diverse as defense, healthcare and mining for a research advisory firm. She also managed accounts for institutional investor clients at AllianceBernstein.

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