Fredrik Erixon is an economist and writer. He is the Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), a world-economy think tank based in Brussels he co-founded in 2006. Since then Erixon has led the development of ECIPE to become one of Eautope’s leading research-based institutes. In 2010 the Financial Times ranked Erixon as one of Brussels 30 most influential people. Fredrik is the author of several books and has advised several governments in Europe and the rest of the world. Prior to starting ECIPE, Erixon was an Adviser to the British government and the Chief Economist of Timbro, a Swedish think tank. He started his career as an economist in the Prime Minister’s Office in Sweden and later worked at the World Bank and for JP Morgan as an emerging market analyst. Erixon studied at the University of Oxford, London School of Economics and Uppsala University.