Paul-Adrien Hyppolite is a PhD student in economics at the École normale supérieure (Paris) and a visiting scholar in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. His research focuses on International Finance and Macroeconomics. He holds a master's degree in Economics and Finance from the École polytechnique (France). He has written a paper on the financial cost of a unilateral break-up from the euro area as well as several newspaper columns on the Eurozone crisis. He also has work experiences at the French Treasury (banking affairs unit), at Lazard’s sovereign advisory group and at the European commission (stability mechanisms unit).