In February 2011, the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, appointed him as a principal adviser and head of the analysis team at the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, the president's personal think-tank.
Before that, Legrain was a visiting fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics, a senior fellow at the Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal...
- 392 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1st Princeton Ed edition (July 15, 2007)
Shortlisted for the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award
"Mr. Legrain performs an invaluable service; he makes a good case for the unpopular cause of free flows of people. The book is a superb combination of direct reportage with detailed analysis of the evidence."--Martin Wolf, Financial Times
"Mr. Legrain has assembled powerful evidence to undermine the economic arguments against immigration."--Economist
"In all important respects Legrain is right on target…. In the context of the fearful chatter that surrounds the subject, sense as good as this needs cherishing."--Guardian