Michel is a PhD Student in Business Administration at the Department of Management and Organization (DMO) and at the Ratio Institute. His research centers on finance for start-ups and innovations. Before Michel entered the SSE PhD program in 2014 he was a research assistant at the Ratio Institute and prior to that he was an intern at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Michel holds a MSc degree in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics. His MSc thesis received Swedbank’s and Jusek’s award Ekonompriset 2012 for the best thesis of the year in business administration and economics.