Jean-Christophe is Professor of economics at AgroParisTech, Paris Institute of Technology. He is also Director of a research unit in public economics (UMR INRA 210), Research Associate at the Institute for International Integration Studies at Trinity College Dublin. His fields of research include: agricultural policy, international trade and trade negotiations in agriculture. He holds a PHD from University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has held successive posts at the Forecasting Directorate of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the Economics Department of the National Institute of Research in Agronomy (INRA), at the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He was in charge of agriculture and the environment at the Council for Economic Analysis of the (former) Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. He has worked as a consultant for for the European Parliament on CAP issues, and for European Commission, the OECD, the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the Inter-American Development Bank on trade issues. He has been a visiting researcher at the Economic Service of the USDA, at Iowa State University and at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author of a French textbook on the CAP “la politique agricole commune”, edition la Decouverte, Pari.