Scholars

Nicolas Véron

Nicolas Véron

Senior Fellow

Expertise: Capital markets, financial services, and foreign investment. CV: Download CV Twitter: @nicolas_veron

Nicolas Véron is a senior fellow at Bruegel, and a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. His research is mostly about financial systems and financial reform around the world, including global financial regulatory initiatives and current developments in the European Union. He was a cofounder of Bruegel starting in 2002, initially focusing on Bruegel’s design, operational start-up and development, then on policy research since 2006-07. He joined the Peterson Institute in 2009 and divides his time between the US and Europe.

Véron has authored or co-authored numerous policy papers that include banking supervision and crisis management, financial reporting, the Eurozone policy framework, and economic nationalism. He has testified repeatedly in front of committees of the European Parliament and US Congress. His publications also include Smoke & Mirrors, Inc.: Accounting for Capitalism, a book on accounting standards and practices (Cornell University Press, 2006), and several books in French.

His prior experience includes working for Saint-Gobain in Berlin and Rothschilds in Paris in the early 1990s; economic aide to the Prefect in Lille (1995-97); corporate adviser to France’s Labour Minister (1997-2000); and chief financial officer of MultiMania / Lycos France, a publicly-listed online media company (2000-2002). From 2002 to 2009 he also operated an independent Paris-based financial consultancy.

Véron is a board member of the derivatives arm (Global Trade Repository) of the Depositary Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a financial infrastructure company that operates globally on a not-for-profit basis. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of AMF, France’s securities regulator, and of the Corporate Disclosure Policy Council of the CFA Institute. A French citizen born in 1971, he has a quantitative background as a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique (1992) and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (1995). He speaks fluent English, French, German and Spanish.

In September 2012, Bloomberg Markets included Véron in its second annual 50 Most Influential list with reference to his early advocacy of European banking union.

Declaration of interests 2012

Declaration of interests 2013

Declaration of interests 2014-2016

Read article More on this topic

Blog Post

Christopher Gandrud
Mark Hallerberg
Nicolas Véron

The European Union remains a laggard on banking supervisory transparency

Financial supervisors must provide the public with more information about the European banking sector in order to ensure financial stability. The level of transparency in national supervision of banks has dropped since 2013.

By: Christopher Gandrud, Mark Hallerberg and Nicolas Véron Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: May 10, 2016
Read article More on this topic More by this author

Blog Post

Nicolas Véron

Market turbulence highlights bumpy transition to Europe’s new bank policy regime

Concerns about Europe’s banks contributed to turmoil in global financial markets in February, but Europe’s new banking sector policy regime should gradually help reduce uncertainty.

By: Nicolas Véron Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: March 8, 2016
Read article More on this topic More by this author

Blog Post

Nicolas Véron

European Deposit Insurance: a response to Ludger Schuknecht

Nicolas Véron argues that there are two major oversights in Dr Schuknecht’s anti-European Deposit Insurance outburst, respectively about deposit insurance and about banking union.

By: Nicolas Véron Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: February 16, 2016
Read article Download PDF More by this author

Parliamentary Testimony

Private: EU Endorsement of the IFRS 9 Standard on Financial Instruments AccountingEuropean Parliament

EU Endorsement of the IFRS 9 Standard on Financial Instruments Accounting

Statement prepared for the European Parliament’s ECON Committee Public Hearing of 1 December 2015

By: Nicolas Véron Topic: European Parliament, Finance & Financial Regulation, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: December 1, 2015
Read article Download PDF More on this topic

Working Paper

Enhancing financial stability in developing Asia

Enhancing financial stability in developing Asia

This paper outlines guidelines for policymakers pursuing financial stability in developing Asia. It aims at supporting Asian policymakers’ judgment by providing policy views and recommendations that are based on the analysis of the recent sequence of events in the United States and Europe and of earlier crisis episodes, including those in Asia during the 1990s

By: Adam Posen and Nicolas Véron Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: October 20, 2015
Read article More on this topic More by this author

Blog Post

Nicolas Véron

Europe’s Capital Markets Union and the new single market challenge

Nicolas Véron comments on the Capital Markets Union Action Plan launched by the European Commission on 30 September 2015.

By: Nicolas Véron Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: September 30, 2015
Load more posts