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Jose Tomas Labarca is a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of European and International Studies, working on the Leverhulme Trust funded project The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation.

Before joining King’s, Jose Tomas completed a PhD in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh in November 2022 with the thesis ‘Sovereign Debt and Economic Policy: A Relational Sociology of Debt in the United Kingdom, 1960s-1980s’. He also holds an MA in Sociology and a BA (Hons) in History from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Research interests

  • Political economy
  • Economic sociology
  • Historical sociology
  • Political sociology
  • Public finances
  • Economic policy-making