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Fredrik Erixon

Email: fredrik.erixon@ecipe.org

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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.

  • ECIPE Occasional Papers

    The Role of Trade Policy in Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

    By: Fredrik Erixon Philipp Lamprecht 

    There is now a long history of countries improving sustainability standards in most parts of the economy while at the same time pursuing the ambitions of rules-based international trade and economic integration with other countries. It is not surprising that countries at the vanguard of sustainability also tend to be the countries that are most open to trade. This Report looks closer at the interplay between the formulation of domestic standards and provisions...

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    Standing Up for Competition: Market Concentration, Regulation, and Europe’s Quest for a New Industrial Policy

    By: Oscar Guinea Fredrik Erixon 

    After the failed merger of Alstom and Siemens – the two giants of Europe´s railway manufacturing sector – the French and the German governments presented a manifesto with a set of radical proposals designed to reshape EU industrial and competition policy. In an article addressed to all European citizens, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, urged for reform of EU competition policy, to protect Europe from foreign competition. MEP Guy Verhofstadt, the...

  • 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...

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