- Senior Director
- Economic & Financial Consulting
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- M.Sc., Economics, (Distinction), University of Manchester
- Post Graduate Diploma Economics, Jesus College, University of Cambridge
- B.A., (Hons), French and German, Jesus College, University of Cambridge
- Managing Power Sector Reform and Regulation in Africa, University of Cape Town
- Economic Consulting
Victoria Barr is a Senior Director in the Economic Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. Victoria joined the London office in 2012 and transferred to Cape Town in 2016, where she is developing the 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.
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. Recent clients include the World Health Organisation and the National Treasury of South Africa.
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. She also 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 Consulting, 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.