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Victoria Barr

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Victoria Barr is a Senior Director in the Economic Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. Victoria joined FTI in London in 2012 and transferred to Cape Town in 2016, where she is working alongside John Lisle to develop FTI’s Economic Consulting practice in South Africa.

Victoria is an experienced economist, who combines structured thinking and rigorous analysis with strong communication skills. She has worked as an economic consultant since 2008 and her experience covers economic regulation (in the energy, healthcare, telecommunications and water sectors), public policy, economic development and competition issues.

Professional Experience

Since 2011, Victoria has specialised in regulatory economics and has particular expertise in the healthcare sector. Her work has focused on three main areas: regulatory framework design; incentive analysis, including pricing and contracting strategy; and economic and financial modelling, including cost-benefit analysis.

During a two-year secondment at Monitor, the healthcare sector regulator in England, Victoria acted as Deputy Director of Pricing, implementing large-scale reform of the payment system for the National Health Service (NHS). Previous to this, she advised the UK Department of Health (2011-12), building cost-benefit analysis models of different treatments for use by local healthcare payers.

She has also worked with healthcare providers and payers in England on a range of pricing and contracting issues, including the development of innovative payment mechanisms to support the delivery of ‘value’-based healthcare.

Victoria has undertaken economic modelling projects in a wide range of industry sectors. Examples include statistical analysis of price movements over time in the Dutch fixed line telephone market, analysis of the UK market for prescription medical supplies ahead of a proposed merger, and cost-benefit analysis of proposed government regulation in the UK retail sector. Most recently, she led a large team to build a financial model of the whole health system in the city of Liverpool to assess the impact of different demand scenarios and service configuration options on the financial position of hospitals and healthcare payers in the city.

Before joining FTI, Victoria had previously worked as a consultant for the World Bank in Malawi and as a political and macroeconomic analyst, focused on the Middle East and Africa.

Victoria graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge in 2002 with a B.A. (Hons) in French and German. She returned to Jesus College and completed a post-graduate diploma in Economics in 2007. She was awarded an M.Sc. in Economics, with distinction, from the University of Manchester the following year.

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