Head of the EU Policy Lab: Foresight, Design and Behavioural Insights, Joint Research Centre European Commission
Thomas Hemmelgarn has been leading the EU Policy Lab at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) since 2021. The EU Policy Lab is a space for cross-disciplinary exploration and innovation in policymaking and applies collaborative, systemic, and forward-looking approaches to help bring scientific knowledge into EU policymaking.
He also holds the position of Deputy Director for Innovation in Science and Policymaking at the JRC.
Thomas started his career in the German Ministry of Finance and later joined the European Commission in various roles related to taxes and economics.
Thomas is an economist by training and studied at the Pennsylvania State University and Bocconi University. He holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cologne and a Master in International Management from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS).