André Sapir is Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he teaches international economics and European integration at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. He is also Senior Fellow of Bruegel, the Brussels-based think tank. In addition he serves as vice-chair of the Advisory Scientific Committee and a voting member of the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).
From 2005 to 2009 he was member of the Economic Advisory Group to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. Previously, he worked 12 years for 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.
André Sapir has written extensively on various aspects of European and global integration. He is the co-author of the 2003 report “An Agenda for a Growing Europe”, known as the “Sapir Report”.