For the individual researcher:
Dr Fabian Zuleeg is Chief Executive of the European Policy Centre, with overall responsibility, including providing strategic direction, managing its staff and resources and representing the EPC since October 2013. He remains Chief Economist at the same time (a post he has held since January 2010). He holds a PhD on the political economy of EU accession from Edinburgh University. Before coming to the EPC, he has worked as an economic analyst in academia, the public and the private sector. His analysis focuses on EU economic policies, including economic governance and Economic and Monetary Union, EU budget, industrial policy, trade, Single Market, European labour markets and Europe’s economic & social model. He has a long-standing interest in the political economy of European integration, with a particular focus on the UK-EU relationship, analysing the impact of Brexit on the UK and the rest of the EU, as well as the process of separation.
He was appointed to the Standing Council on Europe, established by Scotland’s First Minister after the Brexit vote in June 2016, and he is an Adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee. He is currently a Member of the Executive Board of Transparency International EU, Honorary Fellow at the Europa Institute of the University of Edinburgh and Honorary Professor at Heriot Watt University, as well as being on the Advisory Board of the Scottish Centre on European Relations (SCER) and the Advisory Board for the NI/IRL Brexit Witness project. He also chairs the Selection Committee for the European Friends of Accounts for the King Baudouin Foundation. Fabian works closely with decision-makers in the European institutions, the EPC members and partners and the wider Brussels stakeholder community. Fabian regularly comments on current political and economic issues in the EU in the media. He also chairs and contributes to a wide range of debates, conferences and seminars and has researched and published widely on European integration and on European economic and social policies. Further details and contact available on his website: https://www.epc.eu/en/analysts/DrFabian-Zuleeg~fffb4
Marta Pilati is a Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre (EPC) and joined in October 2018. Her areas of expertise include economic and regional policy, industrial policy, and research and innovation. Before joining the EPC, she worked at the Centre for European Policy Studies focusing on EU economic convergence. Prior to that, she worked as Research Assistant at Cardno Emerging Markets. She holds a Master’s in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po in Paris, as well as a Double Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Georgia State University in the USA and Economics and Management from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Italy. Further details and contact available on her website: https://www.epc.eu/en/analysts/Marta-Pilati~2ad2e4
For the research agencies:
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