Armin Steinbach is Professor of Law and Economics, European Law and International Law at HEC Paris. He is also Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. Armin worked for over ten years as a government official in the German Ministries of Finance and of Economic and Energy Affairs and as ministerial secondment in the German parliament. His research aims at bridging academic research and policy-making. He obtained his Habilitation from the University of Bonn, for which he was awarded the Science Prize of the German Society of Legislation. Armin also holds a Doctor of Law from University of Munich, a Doctor of Economics from University of Erfurt, a Master of Law from Free University of Brussels and a Master in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin.