Thomas Lassourd

Lead, Tax and Extractives

Thomas Lassourd leads IISD’s work on tax and extractives. He is an economist with more than 12 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. He is a member of the UN Subcommittee for Extractive Industries Taxation.

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.

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Masters in Analysis and Policy in Economics, Paris School of Economics, 2008
Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance : HEC Paris, 2007
Languages spoken
French, English, Portuguese, Spanish