Michael Richardson is a CSES consultant. Michael received a first degree in international economics from Universite Paris-Est in France and was awarded a Master's degree in European public policy from University College London (UCL). As part of his Master's dissertation, he conducted a 'Comparative analysis of integration models of immigrants/minorities in Britain and France'. Michael subsequently completed a traineeship with the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Before joining CSES, he gained valuable professional experience in lobbying and policy research at a European trade association, where he developed considerable expertise in the field of EU environmental and food safety issues.