Moritz Laurer is a Research Assistant in the Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation, Digital Economy (GRID) unit at CEPS. He works on the TRIGGER project (trigger-project.eu) and conducts research on opportunities and challenges linked to new technologies.
Moritz holds a double Master’s degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and the Free University of Berlin, where he wrote his Master’s thesis on the GDPR and the data-driven economy.
Before joining CEPS, Moritz worked as a consultant for the European Commission at CARSA, a technology and innovation consultancy. His projects included an impact assessment of Industry 4.0 technologies in the European manufacturing industry (boost40.eu). During his studies, Moritz gathered experiences in the policy planning staff of the German foreign ministry (Berlin), the research service of the German parliament (Berlin), the Institute for Policy Studies (Washington DC), the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP, Berlin), and the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif, Brussels). On a more personal level, Moritz is passionate about using data science to analyse European politics (see EuropeanElectionsStats.eu for past projects).