- Bruegel (institution)
Bruegel is a
Brussels-based think tank, which was created on 10 August 2004and started operations in 2005. It is meant to be a "Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory", therefore its name which also refers to the late Renaissancepainter Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
Its stated aim is to "contribute to the quality of economic policymaking in Europe through open, fact-based and policy-relevant research, analysis and discussion".
Bruegel is financed by a number of governments of member states of the
European Unionand international corporations. It claims that its independence and intellectual integrity is guaranteed by the diversity of its funding sources (with no individual sponsor contributing more than 5% of total budget in 2007), the transparency and quality of its governance, and the experience of its scholars.
As of 2008, Bruegel's Board is composed of: Lydia Aguirre,
Leszek Balcerowicz(Chairman), Frank Dangeard, Anna Ekström, Caio Koch-Weser, Thomas Mirow, Jim O'Neill, Jarosław Pietras, Adam Posen, Peter Praet, and Helen Wallace. Mario Monti, who was chairman from 2005 to 2008, is now Bruegel's honorary president.
Bruegel's Scientific Council is appointed by the Board ans is currently chaired by
As of 2008, Bruegel's resident scholars include
Jean Pisani-Ferry(Director), André Sapir, Bruno van Pottelsberghe, Juan Delgado, Indhira Santos, Nicolas Véron, and Jakob von Weizsäcker.
Bruegel currently has three categories of members: State members, Corporate members, and Partner Research Institutions.
* State members:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom.
* Corporate members:
Areva, BP, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, EMI, NYSE Euronext, France Telecom, Fortis, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Hellenic Petroleum, IBM, Lehman Brothers, Nokia, Novartis, Pfizer, Renault, Siemens, Suez, Telecom Italia, Thomson, Unicredit.
* [http://www.bruegel.org Bruegel website]
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