Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation & Digital Economy
Andrea Renda is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the CEPS Unit on Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID). He is Adjunct Professor of Digital Policy at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute, in Florence (Italy), where he (i) teaches courses on “Regulation of Emerging Technologies” and “AI Policy: ethics, policy and governance challenges”; (ii) teaches in, and coordinates, several executive training courses (on digital platforms, high-quality regulation, agile governance, digital identity, blockchain); directs research projects (ACE BRAIN on blockchain, regulation and innovation; and a project on the future of work); and contributes research to the Global Peace Tech Hub.
Andrea is a non-resident Senior Fellow at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, and Visiting Professor of Competition Policy and the Digital Economy at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Science, a CITI Fellow at Columbia University’s Centre for Tele-Information and a member of the European Parliament’s STOA International Advisory Board. His current research interests include regulation and policy evaluation, regulatory governance, innovation and competition policies, sustainable development, innovation policy, and the ethical and policy challenges of emerging digital technologies, in particular Artificial Intelligence.
A very prolific author and keynote speaker, Andrea provides regular advice to several institutions, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and many more. He sits in the Board of the journals Telecommunications Policy (Elsevier), European Journal of Risk Regulation (Cambridge) and Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance (Emerald). He is currently the Vice Chair of the advisory group on Economic and Societal Impacts of Research (ESIR), for the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation; and member of the Expert Group on “Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability” (S4) at the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre; and a Distinguished Fellow appointed to provide advice to the European Commission, DG GROW for the year 2023. He is the Co-director of the Brookings/CEPS Forum for Global Cooperation on AI. He is also a member of the OECD Network of Experts on AI, where he is currently the Co-Chair of the Working Group on Risk.
In the recent past, Andrea was a member of the EU High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, and a member of the Task Force on AI of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. He sits in the Advisory Board of the University College Dublin’s Centre for Digital Policy; and in the Steering Committee of the “Regulatory Diplomacy in Artificial Intelligence” project at the Global Partnership on AI’s International Center of Expertise in Montreal on Artificial Intelligence (CEIMIA). He is the Co-Coordinator and Strategy Director of the PERISCOPE project, an EU-funded project that analyses the socio-economic and behavioural impacts of COVID-19; and the Director of the Trade and Technology Dialogue, an EU-funded project that supports, for three years, the activities of all ten working groups of the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council.