Paul Hofheinz

President and Co-Founder

Paul Hofheinz is president and co-founder of the Lisbon Council. In this capacity, Mr. Hofheinz manages the organisation on a daily basis and is responsible for strategic oversight, including growth, publishing and development. He also maintains a personal research programme, writing, publishing and speaking on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, the future of work, innovation, startups, the knowledge-economy, human capital, growth-company finance, economic reform and European politics. Previously, Mr Hofheinz worked as a writer and editor at The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Time magazines and the Central European Economic Review. Mr. Hofheinz holds a master’s degree in the government and politics of Russia from London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale.


"Gatekeepers or Market Makers? What the Evidence Tells Us", The Forum, 18 January 2021

DSM 2.0: A European Agenda for the Digital-9, w/Luukas K. Ilves (co-author), Lisbon Council Discussion Paper, November 2018

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: How AI Can End Discrimination and Make the World a Smarter, Better Place, Interactive Policy Brief, May 2018

Making Europe a Data Economy: A New Framework for Free Movement of Data in the Digital Age, w/David Osimo, Lisbon Council Policy Brief, July 2017

Uncovering The Hidden Value of Digital Trade: Towards a 21 st Century Agenda of Transatlantic Prosperity, w/Michael Mandel, Lisbon Council Interactive Policy Brief, July 2015