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.


The Great Reset: Why the Future of Democracy Rests on Robust Transatlantic Cooperation, Lisbon Council Policy Brief, January 2022

"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