Nicolas Véron, visiting fellow since October 2009, is also a senior fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based economic policy think tank he helped establish in 2002. A French citizen and graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, he has held various positions in the public and private sectors, including as corporate adviser to France's labor minister (1997–2000), as chief financial officer of the publicly listed internet company MultiMania / Lycos France (2000–2002), and as an independent financial services consultant. Since 2008 he has been a member of the CFA Institute's Corporate Disclosure Policy Council.
Véron's research is mostly about financial systems and financial reform around the world, including global financial regulatory initiatives and current developments in the European Union. He has published on accounting 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 (2012) and coauthor of Smoke and Mirrors, Inc.: Accounting for Capitalism (2006). He speaks fluent English, French, German, and Spanish. In September 2012, Bloomberg Markets included Véron in its second annual 50 Most Influential list, with reference to his early advocacy of European banking union.
NPR's All Things Considered EU Votes to Have a Single Regulator for Its Banks Audio with transcript | December 13, 2012 Nicolas Véron tells NPR the move to a single regulator for banks in the European Union is truly a significant and transformational step. Simon Johnson adds that for the first time in nearly a hundred years, regulators, not politicians, will have the most influence on the banks.
NPR 'Dire Consequences' If Greece Exits Euro Audio with transcript | May 17, 2012 Simon Johnson tells NPR's John Ydstie that the bank run in Greece paired with Greece's inability to form a government could force a disorderly exit from the euro before the next elections in June. Nicolas Véron then explains why he is more optimistic that a Greek exit from the euro area can be prevented.