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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 at EU/Eurozone level, the Single Market, Digitalisation, Industrial Policy, Better Regulation and the EU budget, as well as EU international economic relations. 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 is currently Honorary Fellow at the Europa Institute of the University of Edinburgh and Honorary Professor at Heriot Watt University, as well as sitting on the Advisory Board of the Scottish Centre on European Relations (SCER). He was appointed to the Standing Council on Europe, established by Scotland’s First Minister after the Brexit vote in June 2016.

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.


Europe’s Political Economy


Areas of expertise

European political economy, economic governance/EMU, Europe's long term economic future, EU budget, Single Market, European labour markets, sustainability of Europe's economic & social model, PPPs, eco-innovation & well-being.

Current positions

Member of the Advisory Board of the Scottish Centre on European Relations (SCER)
Honorary Fellow at the Europa Institute, University of Edinburgh
Honorary Professor, Heriot Watt University.


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


German, English


Fabian Zuleeg's HD Photo


Brexit: Endgame
By Fabian Zuleeg - 08/09/2020
General news / MESSAGE
Message from the chief executive
By Fabian Zuleeg - 24/07/2020
Brexit scenarios: Heading for a no-deal exit?
By Fabian Zuleeg , Jannike Wachowiak - 16/07/2020


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 negotiations

Brexit negotiations
13 September 2018 - London, United Kingdom
International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG)
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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