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André Sapir

André Sapir

Professor of Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Senior Fellow, Bruegel.

André Sapir is Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), where he holds a chair in international economics and European integration, and Senior Fellow of Bruegel, the Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory.

He is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a member of the European Commission president's Economic Policy Analysis Group.

Prior to that, he spent twelve years at the European Commission, first serving as economic Advisor to the Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, then as economic Advisor to President Romano Prodi (2001-2004), and finally as Executive Director of Prodi's Economic Advisory Group. In 2004, he published An Agenda for a Growing Europe, a report to the president of the Commission by a group of independent experts that is known as the Sapir report.

Mr. Sapir holds a PhD in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, 1977, and is a founding Editorial Board Member of the World Trade Review, published by Cambridge University Press and the World Trade Organisation.