Daniel Gros is the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. Originally from Germany, he attended university in Italy, where he obtained a Laurea in Economia e Commercio. He also studied in the United States, where he earned his M.A. and PhD (University of Chicago, 1984). He worked at the International Monetary Fund, in the European and Research Departments (1983-1986), then as an Economic Advisor to the Directorate General II of the European Commission (1988-1990). He has taught at the European College (Natolin) as well as at various universities across Europe, including the Catholic University of Leuven, the University of Frankfurt, the University of Basel, Bocconi University, the Kiel Institute of World Studies and the Central European University in Prague. He worked at CEPS from 1986 to 1988, and has worked there continuously since 1990.
His current research concentrates on financial crisis, especially the ‘euro crisis’ and the interplay between monetary policy and capital markets, as well as on the international role of the euro. He also monitored the transition towards market economies and the process of enlargement of the EU towards the east (he advised the Commission and a number of governments on these issues). He is currently an advisor to the European Parliament (also from 1998 to 2005). He was a member of the Conseil Economique de la Nation (2003-2005) and of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique, 2001 to 2003 (advisory bodies to the French Prime Minister and Finance Minister). He is also a member of the Euro50 Groups of eminent economists. He is editor of Economie Internationale and of International Finance. He has published widely in international academic and policy-oriented journals, and has authored numerous monographs and four books.