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Philippe Legrain

Former Economic Adviser to the President of the European Commission & Founder at OPEN


Philippe was the economic adviser to the President of the European Commission and head of the team providing President Barroso with strategic policy advice, he is now a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, a columnist for Project Syndicate and Foreign Policy and a commentator for many international publications and media outlets.

He has also just founded OPEN (Open Political Economy Network), an international think-tank, with a ground-breaking new study on how refugees can contribute to the economy.

Philippe’s recent opening keynote for the Spinoza Foundation was described as a “'magnificent tour de force' by Martin Wolf.

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