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André Sapir

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Expertise: International economics and trade. CV: Download CV

André Sapir, a Belgian citizen, is Senior Fellow at Bruegel. He is a Professor of Economics at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and a former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission. 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.

André holds a PhD in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, 1977. At ULB, he holds a chair in international economics and European integration.He is also 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. André is a founding Editorial Board Member of the World Trade Review, published by Cambridge University Press and the World Trade Organisation.

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Sep
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Bruegel Annual Meetings 2016

The Annual Meetings are a high point in Bruegel's calendar.

Speakers: Michel Barnier, Joachim Bitterlich, Arnoud Boot, Albert Bravo-Biosca, Elmar Brok, Tom Carver, Jon Cunliffe, Zsolt Darvas, Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Alicia García-Herrero, Sylvie Goulard, Charles Grant, Dominique Guellec, Connie Hedegaard, Brigitte Knopf, Pascal Lamy, Lawrence J. Lau, Matthew Lobner, Robert Madelin, Sylvie Matherat, Erik F. Nielsen, Barbara Novick, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Romano Prodi, Olli Rehn, Carmen M. Reinhart, Odile Renaud-Basso, André Sapir, Dirk Schoenmaker, Ludger Schuknecht, Egon Schulz, Maroš Šefčovič, Jeremy Shapiro, Scott Stern, Jean-Claude Trichet, Laszlo Varro, Nicolas Véron, Reinhilde Veugelers, Helen Wallace, Guntram B. Wolff and Georg Zachmann Location: Autoworld, Brussels, Belgium
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Opinion

André Sapir
Guntram B. Wolff

The UK’s sovereignty myth

Those who argue that Brexit would let the UK “take back sovereignty” overlook the impact of trade on domestic law-making.

By: André Sapir and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: March 17, 2016
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Policy Brief

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欧元区管理改革:需要解决的问题及途径

By: André Sapir and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: February 27, 2016
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Blog Post

André Sapir

The Eurozone needs less heterogeneity

Misalignments of real exchange rates continue to be the most visible and painful symptom of asymmetric shocks within the Eurozone. An important factor behind such misalignment is the difference in national wage formation and bargaining systems, especially between core and periphery members. This column argues that all members need to have institutions that ensure wage developments are in line with productivity developments. This would eliminate an important source of asymmetric behaviour and reduce resistance to EZ-wide fiscal mechanisms capable of absorbing asymmetric shocks.

By: André Sapir Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: February 17, 2016
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Policy Brief

One market, two monies: the European Union and the United Kingdom

One market, two monies: the European Union and the United Kingdom

So far, having more than one currency in the EU has not undermined the single market. However, attempts to deepen integration in the banking, labour and capital markets might require governance integration that involves only euro-area countries. Safeguards are needed to protect the interest of the UK and other euro-outs.

By: André Sapir and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 28, 2016
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Parliamentary Testimony

Public Hearing on the EU´s Future Trade and Investment StrategyEuropean Parliament

Public Hearing on the EU´s Future Trade and Investment Strategy

Committee on International Trade (INTA), European Parliament, 12 November 2015.

By: André Sapir Topic: European Parliament Date: November 13, 2015
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