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Fabian Zuleeg
Chief Executive and Chief Economist 

 
Since October 2013, 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. He remains Chief Economist at the same time (a post he has held since January 2010). Fabian 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.

Fabian 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.

PROGRAM

Europe’s Political Economy

PROJECT

Areas of expertise

Europe’s political economy, Future of Europe, economic governance & EMU, EU budget, industrial policy, trade, Single Market, European labour markets, Europe's economic & social model(s), Brexit & the EU-UK relationship

Current positions

Member of the Standing Council on Europe of Scotland’s First Minister
Honorary Professor, Heriot Watt University
Honorary Fellow at the Europa Institute, University of Edinburgh
Chair of the Selection Committee for the European Friends of Accounts, King Baudouin Foundation
Adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee
Member of the Executive Board, Transparency International EU
Member of the Advisory Board of the Scottish Centre on European Relations (SCER)
Member of the Advisory Board for the NI/IRL Brexit Witness project

Education

PhD in Economics (The Political Economy of Accession of the Central and Eastern European Countries to the EU), Edinburgh University
MSc in Economics, Glasgow University
MA in Economics and International Relations, St Andrews University

Languages

German, English

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Publications

Single market / COMMENTARY
The end of the level playing field?
By Fabian Zuleeg - 01/10/2020
Brexit / COMMENTARY
Brexit: Endgame
By Fabian Zuleeg - 08/09/2020
General news / MESSAGE
Message from the chief executive
By Fabian Zuleeg - 24/07/2020
Brexit / COMMENTARY
Brexit scenarios: Heading for a no-deal exit?
By Fabian Zuleeg , Jannike Wachowiak - 16/07/2020


Contributions

Future of Europe / PANEL DISCUSSION
What will Europe look like in twenty years?

What will Europe look like in twenty years?
22 September 2018 - Scotland, United Kingdom
Wigtown Book Festival, Scotland
Brexit / PANEL DISCUSSION
Brexit negotiations

Brexit negotiations
13 September 2018 - London, United Kingdom
International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG)
Scotland / PANEL DISCUSSION
Integration, disintegration: Scotland and Brexit

Integration, disintegration: Scotland and Brexit
05 September 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Money Macro and Finance Research Group


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