Kristine Farla is an economist at Technopolis Group based in the Brighton office. She is an expert in the (empirical) analysis of the relation between countries’ institutional/regulatory framework, economic policy (industrial, innovation and financial) and economic development. On the basis of her project work, she has gained a detailed understanding of the EU innovation and technology landscape, and the role of the public sector therein. At Technopolis Group, Kristine works on a range of projects for the European Commission, the UK government and research councils, the Irish government, and other public bodies. She works on policy and programme evaluations and strategic development ranging from assessments on Smart Ageing, nanotechnology and advanced materials, space and space incubation programmes, as well as broader studies assessing the impact of regulations and public investments, eg R&D grants, research funding and other support programmes.
Kristine has technical expertise in empirical analysis using advanced econometric techniques. Specifically, she has used methodology including multi-level analysis, dynamic models such as generalised methods of moments (GMM), various other instrumental variable models, and Heckman selection models. She is also using various qualitative analysis tools.
Before joining Technopolis Group, she has worked on research projects for international agencies including the Asian Development Bank and the French Development Agency. She has a PhD from Maastricht University / UNU-MERIT and also holds an MSc in Public Policy and Human Development, an MSc in International Business, and a BA in Economics. She is fluent in English and works in French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.