Daniel Dãianu is professor of economics at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest and a Member of the Board of the National Bank of Romania. He is a Member of the Romanian Academy. He was member of the European Parliament (2007-2009), first deputy president of the Romanian Financial Supervision Authority (2013-2014), minister of finance of Romania (1997-1998) and the chief economist of the National Bank of Romania (1992-1997). Daianu was a member of the EU High Level Group on Own Resources; he is a member of the European Council for Foreign Relations, a Trustee of Friends of Europe, and fellow of CASE. He held research positions at the Russian Research Center (Harvard University), the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, D.C.), NATO Defense College (Rome), IMF, and OECD. Between 1999 – 2004; he taught at Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Bologna. He is the author of “Which Way Goes Capitalism?” (CEU Press, 2009) and “Emerging Europe and The Great Recession” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018). His most recent essay is “What drives illiberalism?” (World Commerce Review and Eurozone, 2018).