Bruegel, the Brussels-based international economics think tank, announced, on 4 April, that Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, has been appointed chairman of the Bruegel board. He is replacing Leszek Balcerowicz, former deputy prime minister and recently president of the National Bank of Poland, who took over in 2008 from Mario Monti as chairman of the board. In his new role, Trichet will chair an 11-member board, appointed by Bruegel’s members. The board’s main tasks are to make decisions on the think -tank’s strategy, decide on the research programme and budget, as well as to appoint and hold to account the director and deputy director. However, the board does not bear responsibility for research results‚ which remains with individual researchers, under the overall editorial oversight of Director Jean Pisani-Ferry.