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Philippe Legrain

Author and Economic Adviser

Philippe Legrain is an independent thinker and communicator who also has practical experience of policymaking at the highest level.

From February 2011 to February 2014, he was independent economic adviser to the President of the European Commission and head of the team that provides the president with strategic policy advice.

He is also the author of three critically acclaimed books – “Open World: The Truth about Globalisation” (2002); “Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them” (2007); and “Aftershock: Reshaping the World Economy After the Crisis” (2010).

His blog is at

Articles by Philippe Legrain

Rethinking How Economies Work

Europe can build better economies and societies. Progress is possible. But how?

January 31, 2015

Tax Carbon Consumption: Europe’s Best Environmental Strategy

Why Europe needs to act on climate change – and how.

September 27, 2014