We are pleased to announce that Professor André Sapir, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, will speak in the session on Financing the Economy: The Role of the Banking Union at EBS 2014.

André Sapir, a Belgian citizen, is Senior Fellow at Bruegel. He is a Professor of Economics at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and a former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission. In 2004, he published 'An Agenda for a Growing Europe', a report to the president of the Commission by a group of independent experts that is known as the Sapir report.

André holds a PhD in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, 1977. At ULB, he holds a chair in international economics and European integration.He is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). In addition, he is a member of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso's Economic Policy Analysis Group.André is a founding Editorial Board Member of the World Trade Review, published by Cambridge University Press and the World Trade Organisation.

For more information on Prof Sapir or Bruegel, please visit: http://www.bruegel.org/scholars/scholar-detail/scholar/7-andre-sapir/