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Paul speaks to the Polish Council

logo (large)Volterra partner Paul Ormerod was recently invited to speak to the Polish Economic Council, the top decision making body on the economy in Poland.  He spoke about the importance of psychology and narratives in the economy.  For example, as quantitative easing is wound down, the same act can lead to quite different outcomes, depending upon the narrative which emerges around it. Different people form different opinions about events such as these, and it is the one which succeeds in spreading successfully which counts.  Paul says, ‘Poland is Europe’s most successful economy, they were the only ones to avoid a recession.  One reason is surely the fact that even top decision makers are willing to listen to innovative ideas.’ Read Paul’s recent blog on what we can learn from the Polish economy here.

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ELLIE EVANS

Partner

e: eevans@volterra.co.uk
t: +44 020 8878 6333

Ellie is a partner at Volterra, specialising in the economic impact of developments and proposals, and manages many of the company’s projects on economic impact, regeneration, transport and development.

With thirteen years experience at Volterra delivering high quality projects to clients across the public and private sector, Ellie has expertise in developing methods of estimating economic impact where complex issues exist with regards to deadweight, displacement and additionality.

Ellie has significant experience in estimating the economic impact across all types of property development including residential, leisure, office and mixed use schemes.

Project management of recent high profile schemes include the luxury hotel London Peninsula, Battersea Power Station and the Nova scheme at London Victoria. Ellie has also led studies across the country estimating the economic and regeneration impact of proposed transport investments, including studies on HS2 and Crossrail.

Ellie holds a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Cambridge.