Is an economist specialising in problems of economic
transition and integration in central and eastern Europe as well as economic
policy and budgetary issues in the European Union. He is Jean Monnet Professor
at the University of Sussex and is founder and co-director of the Wider Europe
Research Programme (www.wider-europe.org). He has wide practical experience in advising
governments in the region. He also advises Janusz Lewandowski, Polish
Member of the European Commssion and is a member of the panel of international
experts advising the Polish Government on its EU Presidency.