Andreas Kopp is a Senior Research Fellow at CEPS. He co-leads the GRID unit. He is also permanent member of the Investment Committee of the InvestEU Funnd and board member of the Supervisory Board of the EIT Urban Mobility (Barcelona).
Expert in public policy analysis and economic development. He has done public policy research for more than 20 years for the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the OECD, the World Bank and the European Commission. He has a particular interest in better regulation, analysis of environmental and climate policies and their impact on economic growth, with more than 15 years of research experience. He has developed innovative methods to evaluate economic integration and agglomeration economies. He has worked with numerous national governments to public investment to increase economic growth.
Through his work for the Regulatory Scrutiny Board for 4 years he has earned in-depth knowledge on the functioning of EU institutions across all areas of EU policies. He was responsible for the quality control of impact assessments, fitness checks and evaluations of all Directorates General. He cooperated on ex ante and ex post policy control the research service of the European Parliament and the European Council. He is part of a network with national and sub-national entities in EU and non-EU countries.
He was co-author of World Development Reports on the impact of economic geography and climate change and economic development. He developed new instruments to include external costs into policy analysis and project evaluation at the World Bank. He developed the research basis for policy initiatives of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport at the OECD, serving the reduction of external costs and economic integration.
Andreas has extensive experience in data collection and analysis. He has done econometric work on the productivity effects of public investment, the trade and agglomeration effects of reduced trade costs. He has cooperated with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on how to increase quantification in impact assessments and evaluations. He masters using current software tools in econometrics, data analysis and machine learning.
Andreas was a Postdoc researcher at the Economics Department of the University of California at Berkeley. He did PhD studies in economics at the European University Institute (Florence) and the University of Giessen. He earned a PhD in economics, summa cum laude.
His native language is German. He is fluent in English and speaks French and Italian. He has some knowledge of Spanish.