Paul Rougieux is a forest economist and wood products engineer who graduated from the University of Lorraine, France. After undergraduate studies in biology and a masters in engineering, Paul started working as a quality engineer in the wood industry in south Germany. After a few years, he went back to France, to work at the European Forest Institute in a regional office based in Nancy. That's where he started his PhD thesis on Econometrics applied to Forest Products Markets. He continued working for the Laboratory of Forest Economics at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA). Before joining the JRC, he was briefly a teaching fellow in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Finance. His current research focuses on assessing changes in biomass flows in Europe. For this purpose, he is building bridges between economic models and biophysical models of forest dynamics.