Christian Fons‐Rosen did his undergraduate studies in economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He then did his PhD Economics at the London School of Economics finishing in 2010. Since then he is a tenure‐track assistant professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. His main research lines are on the economics of innovation and on political economy. He is working on a research agenda on the U.S. lobbying sector to understand questions like: what is the value of a political connection; up to which point do staffers help to set the political agenda; how effective is the lobbying registration regulation. Since last year, he is also the co‐director of a new Masters in Data Science at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.