Joel Christoph is a master’s degree candidate in Economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a master’s degree candidate in International Relations at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University College London. His writings have appeared in publications including the European Forum Alpbach Magazine, European Horizons, the Institute of Business Ethics, the Istituto Affari Internazionali and the Trans European Policy Studies Association. Previously, he worked at a foreign policy think tank, an independent research consultancy, an interdisciplinary research centre, and a digital media company. Besides his native French and Japanese, he speaks Dutch, English, German, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.