Nicolas Véron

Nicolas Véron

Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Nicolas Véron is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and host of the Peterson Institute's Financial Statements virtual event series. He is also a senior fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based economic policy think tank he helped cofound in 2002-04. A French citizen and graduate of École Polytechnique and École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, he has held various positions in the public and private sectors, including as corporate adviser to France's labour minister (1997–2000), as chief financial officer of the publicly listed internet company MultiMania / Lycos France (2000-2002), and as an independent financial services consultant. Since July 2013, he has been a board member of the derivatives arm of DTCC (the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation), a global financial infrastructure company.

Véron's research is mostly focused on financial systems and financial reform around the world, including global financial regulatory initiatives and current developments in the European Union (EU). He has published on accounting standards, audit firm governance, banking supervision, cross-border financial crisis management, economic nationalism, financing of high-growth firms, industrial policy, internationalisation of large companies, oversight of inward investment in the EU, and rating agencies.


In this file photo taken on 12 October 2022, people walk along a pedestrian street surrounded by shops and shopping malls in Shanghai, China. (Hector Retamal/AFP)

China's private sector has continued its rise against all odds

Peterson Institute of International Economics researchers Tianlei Huang and Nicolas Véron analyse the seeming anomaly that an increasingly statist policy environment in China has not prevented a rapid rise of the private sector. While various factors have paused this rise, will the upward trajectory likely resume in President Xi’s third term?