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Nicolas Véron Named One of the Top 10 Most Influential Thinkers by Bloomberg Markets Magazine

September 12, 2012

Contact:    Brian Reil    (202) 454-1334

Washington—The Peterson Institute for International Economics is pleased to announce that Visiting Fellow Nicolas Véron has been named as one of Bloomberg Markets magazine’s 50 Most Influential for 2012. Véron was selected a “Top Thinker” for being an “early advocate of a banking union as a way to tamp down the euro-zone debt crisis.”

“We are extremely proud Nicolas has been included on this list as an advocate for banking policy integration in the European Union,” said C. Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute. “Nicolas has engaged leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to explain this historic opportunity to make swift and bold commitments to a euro-wide framework for banking policy.”

Nicolas Véron, who has been with the Institute since October 2009, is also a senior fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based economic policy think tank he helped establish in 2002. His published work has focused on a wide range of topics such as setting economic standards, audit firm governance, banking supervision, cross-border financial crisis management, economic nationalism, financing of high-growth firms, industrial policy, internationalization of large companies, oversight of inward investment in the European Union, and rating agencies. He is coeditor of Transatlantic Economic Challenges in an Era of Growing Multipolarity (Peterson Institute, 2012).

A Peterson Institute Working Paper, Financial Reform after the Crisis: An Early Assessment, by Véron in January 2012, evaluated the financial reforms following the crisis in 2007–08 as well as possible next steps. Véron has also testified on these issues before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations’ Subcommittee on European Affairs; the August 1 hearing was titled “The Future of the Eurozone: Outlook and Lessons.”

Bloomberg Markets’ second annual 50 Most Influential list includes people who have the ability to “move markets and shape ideas and policies.” This year’s selections reflect the worldwide economic turmoil. Other “Top Thinkers” include Carmen Reinhart, who until recently was the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute and is now a visiting fellow here. The full 50 Most Influential list will appear in the October issue of Bloomberg Markets.

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