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05 Nov 2020

CEPS Director Daniel Gros retires after twenty years at the helm of Europe’s leading independent European think tank.

Daniel Gros steps down as CEPS Director, reaching the statutory retirement age, but will remain involved with CEPS as Member of the Board and a Distinguished Fellow.

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Daniel Gros steps down as CEPS Director, reaching the statutory retirement age, but will remain involved with CEPS as Member of the Board and a Distinguished Fellow. 

Joining CEPS in 1986, Daniel Gros has been the think tank’s Director from 2000 until now. During his tenure, Europe saw major transformations. From the preparation and adoption of the euro to the enlargement of the Union and the financial and sovereign crisis. Over the years, he contributed to these key issues through intellectual leadership and rigorous research, helping CEPS to be ranked among the top ten non-US think tank.

Daniel will not only continue his contributions to CEPS, he will also maintain his role as adviser to the ECON Committee of the European Parliament. He held a Fulbright fellowship and was a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley in the first half of 2020.

Chairman of the Board, Joaquín Almunia, said about his long-time colleague:

“As Chairman of the Board, I can only express gratitude for the decades of dedication Daniel has shown over the years for CEPS. We are delighted that we can welcome him as one of the CEPS Board members where he will maintain a crucial link between CEPS and the Board, championing CEPS values of independence and transparency.”

Daniel Gros added:

“After so many years at CEPS, I am happy to see my work continued by CEPS home-grown talents. Cinzia and Steven bring to the job not only their excellent academic credentials, but also the vision and values which have helped CEPS grow over the years and uphold its role as a leading think tank. They have my full confidence.”

Read Daniel Gros’ regular column at Project Syndicate and find out more about his contributions to the leading economic research website VOX here.