CEPS Research Areas and Topics and the Researchers


Topics Researchers
Monetary Policy Developments Daniel Gros, Cinzia Alcidi 
Fiscal Policy
EMU Governance
Global Economy & International Macroeconomics
Cinzia Alcidi, Daniel Gros 
EU Budget Jorge Núñez Ferrer 


Financial Markets and Institutions

Topics Researchers
Banking Union
Bank Business Models and Ownership Structures
Willem Pieter De Groen and Daniel Gros
Asset Management
Capital Markets Union and European Capital Markets
Retail Investment Products & Services
Karel Lannoo, Cosmina Amariei and Apostolos Thomadakis
Retail Credit Markets in Europe
Sylvain Bouyon
Taxation Karel Lannoo and Willem Pieter De Groen


Single Market and Trade

Topics Researchers
Single Market
Single Services
Jacques Pelkmans
Trade Negotiations
Jacques Pelkmans, Mattia Di Salvo and Guillaume Van der Loo



Topics Researchers
Digital Economy    
William Echikson, Andrea Renda, Felice Simonelli and Antonella Zarra
Cybersecurity Lorenzo Pupillo, Andrea Renda and Antonella Zarra
Data Protection & Privacy Sergio Carrera and Andrea Renda


Regulation, Governance and Innovation

Topics Researchers
Better regulation
Impact Assessment
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Innovation policy
Andrea Renda, Felice Simonelli, Jacques Pelkmans and Mattia Di Salvo
Competition policy
Industrial policy and Sectoral Competitiveness
Andrea Renda and Felice Simonelli


Energy & Climate

Topics Researchers
Energy Policy Christian Egenhofer, Arno Behrens, Eleanor Drabik and Cristian Stroia
Climate Change Policy Christian Egenhofer, Milan Elkerbout, Noriko Fujiwara and Arno Behrens
Post-Carbon/Smart Cities Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Noriko Fujiwara, Igor Taranic and Cristian Stroia
Transport Policy Christian Egenhofer, Arno Behrens and Vasileios Rizos
Sustainable Development Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Arno Behrens, Cinzia Alcidi, Andrea Renda, Vasileios Rizos and Jo Swinnen
Food Security Jo Swinnen and Giulia Meloni


Circular Economy

Topics Researchers
Circular Economy Arno Behrens, Vasileios Rizos and Eleanor Drabik
Collaborative Economy and Labour Platforms Karolien Lenaerts, Willem Pieter De Groen and William Echikson



Topics Researchers
Brexit: Economic impact Daniel Gros, Michael Emerson and Jacques Pelkmans
Brexit: Financial aspects Karel Lannoo
Brexit: Demographic aspects Mikkel Barslund
Brexit: Citizenship & migration Sergio Carrera
Brexit: Institutional aspects Steven Blockmans 


Social Europe and Education

Topics Researchers
Ageing Societies & Pension Systems Mikkel Barslund, Karolien Lenaerts 
Labour mobility
Labour market
Mikkel Barslund, Matthias Busse and Mehtap Akgüç
Unemployment insurance
Youth unemployment    
Persistent unemployment   
Miroslav Beblavý, Karolien Lenaerts, Cinzia Alcidi and Mehtap Akgüç
Economics of Education
Early-School Leaving
Early Childhood Education and Care
Miroslav Beblavý and Karolien Lenaerts


Migration and Rights

Topics Researchers
Migration and Asylum
Refugees and Integration
Border policy    
Rule of Law, Citizenship and  Human Rights
Sergio Carrera, Lina Vosyliute, Leonhard den Hertog, Marco Stefan and Chun Luk
Area of Freedom
Security and Justice Policy
Sergio Carrera
Economics of Migration Nadzeya Laurentsyeva, Mikkel Barslund and Mehtap Akgüç


Europe in the World and Security

Topics Researchers
EU Enlargement Steven Blockmans, Erwan Fouéré and Toby Vogel
Eastern Neighbourhood Hrant Kostanyan, Steven Blockmans, Guillaume Van der Loo and Michael Emerson
EuroMed Economic Relations Cinzia Alcidi, Matthias Busse and Willem Pieter De Groen
Conflict Prevention
Common Security and Defence Policy
Steven Blockmans and Giovanni Faleg
Terrorism & Organised Crime Sergio Carrera, Lina Vosyliute 


EU Institutions

Topics Researchers
Reform of the EU Institutions Steven Blockmans and Sophia Russack
Role of National Parliaments Sophia Russack