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Nicolas Véron is a senior fellow at Bruegel, in Brussels, and a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, in Washington DC. His research is mostly about financial systems and financial reform around the world, including global financial regulatory initiatives and current developments in the European Union. He was a cofounder of Bruegel starting in 2002, initially focusing on Bruegel’s design, operational start-up and development, then on policy research since 2006-07. He joined the Peterson Institute in 2009 and divides his time between the US and Europe.
Véron has authored or co-authored numerous policy papers issues that include banking supervision and crisis management, financial reporting, the Eurozone policy framework, and economic nationalism. He has testified repeatedly in front of committees of the European Parliament and US Congress. His monthly column on business and finance is regularly published by Vox-EU (online), The Globe and Mail (Canada), Caixin (China), Les Echos (France), FT Deutschland (Germany), Kathimerini (Greece), Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy), Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (Poland), Publico (Portugal), RBC Daily (Russia), El Economista (Spain), Radikal (Turkey) and other leading national media. His publications also include Smoke & Mirrors, Inc.: Accounting for Capitalism, a book on accounting standards and practices (Cornell University Press, 2006), and several books in French.
His prior experience includes working for Saint-Gobain in Berlin and Rothschilds in Paris in the early 1990s; economic aide to the Prefect in Lille (1995-97); corporate adviser to France’s Labour Minister (1997-2000); and chief financial officer of MultiMania / Lycos France, a publicly-listed online media company (2000-2002). From 2002 to 2009 he also operated an independent Paris-based financial consultancy.
Véron is a member of the Business and Economic Advisory Group of the Atlantic Council, of the Corporate Disclosure Policy Council of the CFA Institute, and of the Accounting and Auditing Practices Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network. A French citizen born in 1971, he has a quantitative background as a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique (1992) and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (1995). He speaks fluent English, French, German and Spanish.
In September 2012, Bloomberg Markets included Véron in its second annual 50 Most Influential list with reference to his early advocacy of European banking union.