Thomas Chiasson-LeBel

Ph.D Candidate in Political Science, York University.

His research concentrates on the political economy of development and the new left governments in South America with a special emphasis on Venezuela and Ecuador. His work investigates the importance of the transformation of labour relationships, the role of informal labour, its impact on the transformation of state structures and its link with extractivist policies.

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Ecuador, Venezuela

Keywords: Political economy, Labour, Ecuador, Venezuela, Extractivism..