André Sapir holds a Ph.D. in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University, 1977. He is Professor at Université libre de Bruxelles, where he holds a chair in international economics and European integration. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory (BRUEGEL) and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). In addition, he is a member of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso's Economic Policy Analysis Group.
He was an Economic Adviser to European Commission President Romano Prodi (2001-2004) and the Chairman of the High-Level Study Group appointed by him that produced the 2003 report "An Agenda for a Growing Europe", widely known as the "Sapir Report", published by Oxford University Press in March 2004. He is a founding Editorial Board Member of the World Trade Review, published by Cambridge University Press and the World Trade Organisation.