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Philipp Lausberg
Policy Analyst
Dr. Philipp Lausberg is a Policy Analyst in the European Political Economy Programme at the European Policy Centre and teaches International Political Economy at the Université Catholique de Lille.

Before joining the EPC, he was a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Antwerp and the Hertie School Berlin, completing a doctoral thesis about EU reforms in response to the sovereign debt crisis, such as European Banking Union and reforms in European fiscal policy. He has also taught International Political Economy and International Relations at the University of Antwerp. Prior to that, he worked at the strategy consulting firm Roland Berger and in e-commerce and fintech ventures of the start-up incubator Rocket Internet in Moscow and Berlin. He also has experience as a freelance journalist focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe, having published for The Moscow Times, The Calvert Journal and Dekoder, amongst others. Philipp is fluent in German, English, French and Russian and has a basic grasp of Spanish.

He holds a PhD from the University of Antwerp on European fiscal and banking policy during the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, as well as an MSc in Russian and East European Studies and a BA in History and Politics from the University of Oxford. 

Philipp has expertise in EU economic governance, energy policy, industrial policy, the single market and the politics and economics of Russia and Eastern Europe.


Europe’s Political Economy


Areas of expertise

EU economic governance, banking and financial policy, energy policy, industrial policy, the single market, politics and economics of Russia and Eastern Europe

Current positions


PhD in Political Economy (European fiscal and banking policy during the eurozone sovereign debt crisis), University of Antwerp
MSc in Russian and East European Studies, University of Oxford
BA in History and Politics, University of Oxford


German, English, French, Russian, Spanish (basic)



Transatlantic affairs / PUBLICATION
Here’s what to expect on China, AI, green energy, and more when EU and US officials meet in Sweden
By Annika Hedberg , Georg Riekeles , Andrea García Rodríguez , Philipp Lausberg , Frances G. Burwell , Olga Khakova - 30/05/2023
Strategic foresight / OUTLOOK PAPER
Europe in the world in 2023: Learning the language of power?
By Amanda Paul , Andrew Duff , Ivano di Carlo , Shada Islam , Mihai Sebastian Chihaia , Ricardo Borges de Castro , Iana Maisuradze , Georg Riekeles , Maxime Sierro , Rita Mendonça Barbosa Amorim Lobo , Simon Dekeyrel , Marta Mucznik , Svitlana Taran , Philipp Lausberg , Zeynep Güner , Berta López Domènech - 22/02/2023
Energy poverty / COMMENTARY
Europe must fight energy poverty more effectively
By Philipp Lausberg , Tijn Croon - 19/01/2023
Economic governance / OP-ED
The EU’s trillion-euro question
By Georg Riekeles , Philipp Lausberg - 24/11/2022


Industrial transformations / INTERVIEW
Interview with
Philipp Lausberg was interviewed by, a Shanghai-based technology news agency, on the European chips industry and the "Chips Act".

Read the article here. (In Chinese)
Watch the interview here.

Interview with
14 November 2023 - ,
Future of Europe / PANEL DISCUSSION
Brussels, my love?
Philipp Lausberg participated in the German version of Euronews' show "Brussels, my love?"

The episode focused on Ukraine's path to EU accession, the Enlargement Package and the gig economy. 

Watch the episode here. (In German)

Brussels, my love?
11 November 2023 - ,
Economic governance / INTERVIEW
Interview with The Guardian
Philipp Lausberg was interviewed by The Guardian on the main challenges for the EU's economy in the current geo-economic global environment. 

Read the article here.

Interview with The Guardian
06 November 2023 - ,
The Guardian

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