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Main Field: European Integration and International Trade

André Sapir holds a PhD in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, 1977. He is professor at André Sapir holds a PhD in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
He is University Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Senior Fellow of Bruegel, the Brussels-based think tank. He is also a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

He has worked for the European Commission, from 1990 to 2001 as Economic Advisor to the Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, and from 2001 to 2004 as Economic Advisor to President Romano Prodi. From 2005 to 2009 he was External Advisor to President José Manuel Barroso. Between 2011 and 2015 he was successively Vice-Chair and Chair of the Advisory Scientific Committee and Member of the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), Europe’s financial stability oversight body.   

He has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, at the College of Europe in Bruges and at the University of Louvain. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation.

André Sapir has written extensively on a wide range of issues relating to European integration and international economics.   


Selected Works:

The Internationalization Process of Firms: From Exports to FDI. Journal of International Economics, 2016 (with Paola Conconi and Maurizio Zanardi).

Dial PTAs for Peace: The Influence of Preferential Trading Agreements on Litigation between Trading Partners. Journal of World Trade, 2015 (with Petros Mavroidis).

What Kind of Banking Union? Bruegel Policy Contribution 2012/12, Bruegel, Brussels (with Jean Pisani-Ferry, Nicolas Véron and Guntram Wolff).

The Governance and Performance of Universities: Evidence for Europe and the US, Economic Policy, 61, 2010 (with Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Caroline Hoxby and Andreu Mas-Colell).

Globalisation and the Reform of European Social Models. Journal of Common Market Studies, 2006.

An Agenda for a Growing Europe: The Sapir Report, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004 (co-authored with Philippe Aghion, Giuseppe Bertola, Martin Hellwig, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Dariusz Rosati, José Viñals, Helen Wallace and Marco Buti, Mario Nava, Peter M. Smith). Italian translation published by Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004.

Who’s Afraid of Globalization? Domestic Adjustment in Europe and America. In R.B. Porter, P. Sauvé, A. Subramanian and A.B. Zampetti (eds.), Efficiency, Equity, and Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading System at the Millennium, Harvard University and Brookings Institution Press, 2001.

Economic Policy in EMU, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998 (co-authored and co-edited with Marco Buti). Italian translation published by Il Mulino, Bologna, 1999.

The Political Economy of EC Regionalism. European Economic Review, 1998.


Current Affiliations: ECARES, ULB

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