Katinka Barysch is the deputy director of the Centre for European Reform (CER). She has written extensively about Russia, Turkey, Central and Eastern Europe and about all aspects of EU enlargement. She also works on European economic reforms, globalisation, energy questions and EU institutional change. Barysch has acted as an advisor to the EU Select Committee of the House of Lords, the World Economic Forum and other organisations, as well as EU governments and a number of financial institutions and business federations. She regularly comments on European developments in the media, and she was twice nominated for the Rybczynski Prize for economic writing by the Society of Business Economists. Barysch joined the CER in July 2002. Before that, she was an analyst and editor for the Economist Intelligence Unit in London, specialising in Eastern Europe and Russia. Until 1998, she worked as a consultant in Brussels, where she was also involved in formulating the European Commission’s strategy towards the East European candidate countries. Barysch gained an MSc in International Political Economy with EU-Russia Relations with distinction from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science, Economics and Law from Munich University.