Andrea Barry

Dr. Andrea Barry

Former Senior Analyst

Research interests

Andrea played a key role in providing and disseminating evidence and analytical work related to JRF’s outcomes. Specifically, Andrea was involved in providing analysis and evidence for JRF to help more people find a route out poverty through work. Andrea is also interested in understanding the intersection of ethnicity, gender, and age for in-work poverty.


Before this, Andrea was an Economist at Transport for the North, and completed her postdoctoral research with the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester. She has finished a PhD in Economics at the University of York. Her doctoral thesis, titled 'Essays of the effects of Mexico’s trade liberalisation policies, 1962-2011', analysed the distributional effects of trade liberalisation and other globalisation policies on Mexico’s development and income inequality.

In July 2020, Andrea gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on the unequal impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities. In February 2021, Andrea chaired a webinar on the impact of poverty and ethnic minorities during covid-19. Andrea has also appeared on EuroNews, Bloomberg Radio, and in print to discuss issues related to work, poverty, and groups.