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Main Field: European Integration and International Trade
Second Field: Competition and Research Policy
Third Field: Political Economics and Collective Decisions

André Sapir holds a PhD in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, 1977. He is professor at ULB, where he holds a chair in international economics and European integration.

He is also a Senior Fellow of the Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory (BRUEGEL) and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). In addition, he is a member of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso’s Economic Policy Analysis Group.

He was an Economic Adviser to European Commission President Romano Prodi (2001-2004) and the Chairman of the High-Level Study Group appointed by him that produced the 2003 report “An Agenda for a Growing Europe”, widely known as the “Sapir Report”, published by Oxford University Press in March 2004.

He is a founding Editorial Board Member of the World Trade Review, published by Cambridge University Press and the World Trade Organisation.

Selected Works:

A European Mechanism for Sovereign Debt Crisis Resolution: A Proposal, Bruegel Blueprint No. 10, Bruegel, Brussels, 2010 (with François Gianviti, Anne Krueger, Jean Pisani-Ferry and Jürgen von Hagen).

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.

Un Modello Obsoleto? Crescita e Specializzone dell’Economia Italiana. In T. Boeri, R. Faini, A. Ichino, G. Pisauro and C. Scarpa (eds.), Oltre il Declino, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2005 (with Riccardo Faini).

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.


International Trade Theory :

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Current Affiliations: ECARES, ULB

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