Diana Rivera

Senior Economist

Diana is a Senior Economist at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E). Since joining the team, she has focused on exploring the role of innovation developments and policies on labour, while analyzing their economic and social impact in communities and society as a whole.

Diana is deeply interested in helping to broaden economic inclusion. She is particularly curious about the participation of women, and of all groups, in innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives, and how they share in the benefits. Diana is also passionate about identifying the potential role of education in achieving this inclusion. As a data enthusiast, she is continually learning about the growing possibilities of data analysis and the answers it can help provide.

Prior to joining BII+E, Diana worked with CPA Canada’s Public Affairs and Government Relations team as a Research and Compliance Officer. She contributed to economic and policy research on intergenerational income inequality and precarious work in Canada. She also worked as a Canadian Economic Analysis Research Intern at the Bank of Canada, where she examined the non-financial credit role that firms can play in supply chains, providing liquidity to firms both up and down the production stream. Pursuing her interest in economic inclusion, she also collaborated in various academic research projects including the interactions of race and political representation, the effect of female membership in executive boards, and the efficacy of student support programs in post-secondary education.

Diana holds a Masters of Economics, along with an Honours BA in International Affairs and Economics from the University of Toronto.

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Jun 7, 2021

As the food retail sector continues to evolve, so does the reality of many grocery jobs. This report identifies specific options for workers looking to transition into other in-demand jobs in Ontario.
Pathways Forward: Mapping Job Transitions for Ontario Food Retail Workers

May 25, 2021

Exploring trends driving the evolution of the food retail sector — from the rise of data and e-commerce to changing consumer habits — and their impact on grocery workers and employers
Shake-up in Aisle 21: Disruption, Change and Opportunity in Ontario’s Grocery Sector

Dec 1, 2020

Ce projet vise à traduire notre recherche en matière d'emploi en 2030 en solutions qui aident les travailleurs à acquérir des compétences essentielles au monde du travail pour l’avenir
Illustration of students creating ideas and climbing on giant desks.

Oct 19, 2020

This project aims to translate our Employment in 2030 research into practical solutions that help workers across Canada gain the skills and abilities critical for the future of work
Illustration of students creating ideas and climbing on giant desks.
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