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Fredrik Erixon

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Fredrik Erixon

Fredrik Erixon is a Swedish economist and writer. He is the Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), a world-economy think tank based in Brussels he co-founded in 2006 together with Professor Razeen Sally. Since then Erixon has led the development of ECIPE to become one of Brussels leading research-based institutes. One of the leading world economy think tanks in the world, ECIPE has been awarded with several prizes. In 2010 the Financial Times ranked Erixon as one of Brussels 30 most influential people.

Fredrik Erixon is the author of several books and studies in the fields of international economics, economic policy, and regulatory affairs (welfare reforms, healthcare competition policy, et cetera). He has also advised several governments in Europe and the rest of the world, and is a frequent speaker at conferences.Prior to starting ECIPE, Erixon was an Adviser to the British government and the Chief Economist of Timbro, a Swedish think tank. He started his career as an economist in the Prime Ministers Office in Sweden and has later worked as an economist at the World Bank and for JP Morgan as an emerging market analyst. Erixon was educated at the University of Oxford, London School of Economics and Uppsala University.

  • Five Freedoms

    Cooperation in Europe’s Digital Economy: How do Countries Position Themselves?

    By: Fredrik Erixon Philipp Lamprecht 

    Members of the European Union have different positions on matters of digital openness, and those differences typically reflect how the digital sector sit in national economies and the relative size of digital endowments. In this paper, we work with three groups of countries – digital managerialists, digital frontrunners, and digital convergers. These groups have gradually emerged over time and they think differently about the politics of reforms to open the...

  • Five Freedoms

    The Next Steps for the Digital Single Market: From Where do We Start?

    By: Fredrik Erixon Philipp Lamprecht 

    Digitization has been a boon to the European economy. However, the Digital Single Market remains an aspiration rather than a reality, and European institutions and Member-State governments have to redouble their efforts in the next years to create better and larger space for the digital economy to grow. Even if there is a great deal of variation between the performance of different EU economies, the EU is trailing behind many other economies and could increase the...

  • ECIPE Policy Briefs

    The Swiss Cheese of Trade Policy: The Case Against Product Exclusions in Trade Agreements

    By: Fredrik Erixon 

    There have been calls to exclude certain products from trade agreements because they cause damages to public health or the environment. Lately, campaigns for product exclusions have included chemicals (generally or specific chemicals like glyphosate), sugary drinks and candy (or sugar generally), and alcoholic beverages. Previously the same case has been made for tobacco products. In this paper, it is argued that product exclusions are neither legally feasible nor...

  • Trade Working Paper

    Win-Win – Warum von der Globalisierung Unternehmen und Verbraucher profitieren

    By: Fredrik Erixon 

    Globalisierung steigert den Output der westlichen Volkswirtschaften Globalisierung ermöglicht die Spezialisierung von Unternehmen. Dadurch steigt der Anteil von R&D, Innovationen und Kapital am Output. Dank Globalisierung können neue Unternehmen besser mit etablierten Akteuren konkurrieren. Der Handelssektor schafft dank Export und Import immer mehr Arbeitsplätze. Globalisierung erhöht die Haushaltseinkommen Globalisierung hat zur Eindämmung...

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