Fredrik Erixon

Email: fredrik.erixon@ecipe.org

Office: +32 (0)2 289 1350 Mobile: +32 (0)499 053 107


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

    New Coalitions for Europe’s Digital Future – Building Capacity, Improving Performance

    By Fredrik Erixon, Philipp Lamprecht

    In Europe’s digital policy, digital managerialists, digital frontrunners, and digital convergers have emerged as coalitions among EU member states. This paper lays a focus on their stances on digital-policy reform and on their own understanding of the costs and benefits of the growth of the digital economy. The paper also suggests new ways for countries…

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    Standard Essential Patents and the Quest for Faster Diffusion of Technology

    By Matthias Bauer, Fredrik Erixon

    Standard-essential patents (SEPs) have been critical to the ICT revolution. SEPs have allowed for the fast rates of innovation diffusion that the world has witnessed in the past 25 years. Yet the SEP system is under pressure. It suffers from a smoldering crisis of confidence as costly legal disputes across several international jurisdictions have caused…

  • Trade Working Paper

    Embracing Innovation and Economic Development: A Policy Perspective for the Asia-Pacific Region

    By Fredrik Erixon

    Great Opportunities for Asia-Pacific Economies to Prosper through the Digital Economy — The Asia-Pacific region has great opportunities to increase its prosperity through the digital economy. With an annual global growth rate of 10 percent between 2010 and 2015, the digital economy has already helped to shift the world’s centre of economic gravity towards Southeast…

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    Europe’s Obesity Challenge

    By Fredrik Erixon

    Europe is confronted by an obesity challenge. Rates of obesity have climbed fast over the past decades and estimates suggest that obesity rates will continue to grow over the next decades. Obesity is a complex disease and a source for many other medical problems like diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, the growing prevalence…

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