Philippe Legrain

Visiting senior fellow, London School of Economics' European Institute

Philippe Legrain is a political economist and writer. From 2011 to February 2014 he was economic adviser to the President of the European Commission and head of the team that provides President Barroso with strategic policy advice. He is the author of four books, Open World: The Truth About Globalisation, Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them, Aftershock: Reshaping the World Economy After the Crisis, and European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right.

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