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. He currently (2011-15) serves as co-chair of the Advisory Scientific Committee and a voting member of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). In addition he is a Reserach Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

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 Adviser to the Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, then as Economic Adviser to President Romano Prodi.

André Sapir has written extensively on various aspects of international economics, including European integration, monetary union, international trade, international policy coordination and globalization.

Sapir received a PhD in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he studied with Bela Balassa. He was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1977-1982) before returning to Brussels, where he was born and raised.

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A Comprehensive Approach to the Euro-Area Debt Crisis

Paper Conference paper | | Apr 2011

The euro area’s sovereign debt crisis continues though significant steps have been taken to resolve it.