Laura is a Consultant at Plum. She specialises economics and policy issues within the digital and telecommunications sectors. She has undertaken research for governments, sector regulators and industry clients, involving qualitative and quantitative analysis on the impact of market developments, technology trends and regulatory intervention on key stakeholders and the wider economy.
Laura’s recent work includes contributions to Plum’s study of online advertising harms and self-regulatory initiatives and leading Plum’s study on UK local press sector dynamics. Laura is a practised econometrician and has applied this to various research questions, for example, to identify the relationship between voter turnout and newspaper readership and to estimate the market value of IMT frequency bands. She has led the econometric modelling and benchmarking for several spectrum valuation projects, and has supported on development of spectrum management frameworks and licensing for IMT and non-IMT services.
Laura holds a MSc in Economics (with Distinction) from the University of Bristol.