Bruegel (institution)

Bruegel (institution)

Bruegel is a Brussels-based think tank, which was created on 10 August2004 and 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 Renaissance painter 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 Union and 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.

Governance

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 Paul Seabright.

cholars

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.

Membership

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.

* Partner Research Institutions: CEPII, Centre for European Reform, CESifo, ICRIER, IfW, KIEP, Peterson Institute

ee also

* Leszek Balcerowicz
* Mario Monti
* Jean Pisani-Ferry

External links

* [http://www.bruegel.org Bruegel website]


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