Born in 1970 (Belgium). Graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (PhD in economics), MSc in Economic History at the London School of Economics. From 1997 to 2002, assistant Professor of Economics at the Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix (Namur). From 2003 to 2004, research fellow at the University of International Business and Economics of Beijing. Research team leader on EU-China economic relations and on the comparison of regional integration processes in Europe and Asia. Since September 2004, lectures «International Trade Theory» and «Economic and Social European Issues» at the Law & Economics faculties of the University of Metz.