Daniel Gros is the Director of CEPS. He holds Ph.D (University of Chicago, 1984). He has served on the staff of the IMF, as an advisor at the European Commission, the European Parliament, French Prime Minister and Finance Minister and the governments of Russia, Ukraine & other Central and Eastern European countries. His main area of expertise are European Monetary Union, Macroeconomic policy, Economics of transition to a market economy, Political economy of the Wider Europe, Public finance, Banking and financial markets.


Senior fellow, Jorgen Mortensen holds a MSc degree in economics and statistics from the University of Copenhagen (1963). After less than two years at Statistics Denmark and the University of Copenhagen he joined the OECD from 1965 to 1973. From 1973 to 1988 he was head of unit at the European Commission (Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs). After an early retirement he has worked in particular as an Associate Senior Research Fellow of CEPS. He is contributing to the management and coordination of the European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes (ENEPRI) instigated and managed by CEPS and FP6 research projects in the field of health care and retirement provision.


Guldem Okem is a Research Fellow in CEPS. She holds PhD degree in economics in 2007 (Micro and Macro Aspects of Health Economics in Turkey) from Marmara University, Turkey and M.Sc in Health Services Management from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1994. She is responsible for research in health economics and health sector projects in CEPS. She is the Project Coordinator of FP7 research project on Assessing Needs of Care in European Nations-ANCIEN and responsible for the Epidemiological and Economic Assessment of Hepatitis C Virus in CEE and CIS Countries. Her area of experise are health economics and finance, comparative health systems,health sector policy analysis and development,assessment of equity in health services.


Felix Roth is a research fellow at CEPS, a post doc fellow and lecturer at the University of Göttingen and managing editor of Intereconomics. He holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from University of Göttingen. He is currently involved in three research projects (INNODRIVE, INDICSER, SERVICEGAP) focusing on the relationship between intangible capital and labour productivity growth financed by the European Commission under its 7th Framework Programme. Furthermore, he currently conducts a study on the EU2020 strategy for the Austrian Bundeskanzleramt.



Cinzia Alcidi is LUISS visiting fellow at CEPS. She holds a Ph.D. from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, in International Economics. Her Doctoral thesis investigates central banks’decision making and the effect of financial market developments on monetary policy transmission mechanisms. Her current research focuses on the macroeconomics and policy implications of the current financial crisis.



Juraj Draxler is an associate research fellow at CEPS. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. His main research focus is the political economy of the welfare state. He co-wrote a recent CEPS report for the European Commission (DG Employment and Social Affairs) on the social impact of globalisation and is involved in an FP6 project on the future of retirement provision in the EU.



Ilaria Maselli is a research assistant and coordinator of ENEPRI. She has a master in European Affairs, University of Bologna. Her thesis focused on the exportability of flexicurity in big countries.