Thomas is a Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program, working on the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, and Sustainable Development (IGF)’s project to address tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) in mining. He is an economist with over 10 years of experience analyzing, designing and implementing economic reforms in developing countries. His areas of specialization include public finance and fiscal reforms, with a strong focus on tax policy in extractive industries. As a seasoned researcher, skilled writer and effective communicator, Thomas has experience delivering high-level economic analysis to both policy-makers and grassroots stakeholders.
Thomas’s past experience includes acting as senior economic analyst at the Natural Resource Governance Institute in New York, where he was responsible for delivering high-level technical assistance, capacity building and applied research in fiscal policy for resource-rich developing countries, with a primary focus on the taxation of the petroleum and mineral industries.