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Nicolas Veron

Senior Fellow

Nicolas Veron

Nicolas Véron’s research focuses on financial systems and financial regulation in Europe and at global level. He coordinates Bruegel’s research in this area and has written policy papers for Bruegel on banking supervision and crisis management, accounting standards, credit rating agencies, international financial regulatory institutions, economic and financial nationalism, and sovereign wealth funds.

He has been involved in the creation of Bruegel since late 2002 and has worked there full-time since 2005, initially focusing on Bruegel’s setup and development and then on policy research since 2006-07. In 2009 he also joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as a Visiting Fellow. Since then he divides his time between the US and Europe.

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 publicly-listed MultiMania / Lycos France (2000-2002). From 2002 to 2009 he also operated a small financial consultancy.

Véron is the author of Smoke & Mirrors, Inc.: Accounting for Capitalism, a book on accounting standards and practices (Cornell University Press, 2006); of numerous policy papers, alone or with co-authors including Morris Goldstein, Thomas Philippon, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Adam Posen, Lars-Hendrik Röller, Stéphane Rottier, and André Sapir; and of several books in French.

Since 2005 he has been writing a monthly column on business and finance that is now published by Vox-EU (online), De Tijd (Belgium), Caixin (China), La Tribune (France), FT Deutschland (Germany), Kathimerini (Greece), La Voce (Italy), Nikkei Veritas (Japan), RBC Daily (Russia), Radikal (Turkey) and other leading national media. He is also a regular contributor to the comment page of the Financial Times and often comments on radio and television channels including the BBC, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV.

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.