Fredrik Erixon

Email: fredrik.erixon@ecipe.org

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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.

  • ECIPE Policy Briefs

    Innovation and the Economics of Healthcare: The Case of Blood Cancer

    By Fredrik Erixon

    While innovation is central for the quality of healthcare and improving health outcomes, it is also a source of increasing costs for governments. Confronted by fiscal pressures, governments have made efforts to restrict access to innovative treatments. While such policies are understandable, they are not necessarily supportive of the ambition to control the cost burden…

  • ECIPE Occasional Papers

    The EU’s Trade with Emerging Markets: Climbing the Value-added Chain and Growing IP Intensity?

    By Matthias Bauer, Fredrik Erixon

    International trade is a powerful force of societal transformation. Trade agreements not only stimulated trade; they have improved the quality and integrity of domestic economic and political institutions. This view on trade as a force of institutional development and societal transformation has been reinforced in the recent decade when the routes to the world market…

  • Five Freedoms

    Competition, Growth and Regulatory Heterogeneity in Europe’s Digital Economy

    By Matthias Bauer, Fredrik Erixon

    Far too many policymakers in Europe have a confused vision about the policy conditions required for Europe to grow its digital economy. Their habits of thought – a sense of what is reasonable, necessary and inevitable – are now deeply embedded in the EU’s endeavours of digital policymaking. Digital underperformance, as frequently ascribed to Europe,…

  • Five Freedoms

    What is Wrong with the Single Market?

    By Fredrik Erixon, Rositsa Georgieva

    Europe’s Single Market is in many ways an illusion – it exists only nominally. There are substantial barriers to cross-border exchange and the Single Market is riddled with uncertainty. The EU has again set itself the target to advance the Single Market and it is thus important to consider what factors made Europe resistant to…

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