School of Social and Political Science

Jose Tomas Labarca

Job Title

PhD Student

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José Tomás Labarca

Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Street (Address)

15a George Square

Country (Address)

United Kingdom

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LD

Background

I am interested in the historical, political, and economic sociology of public finances. My academic background combines degrees in history and sociology, and my doctoral project proposes a relational approach to sovereign debt. The provisional title of my PhD thesis is 'Sovereign debt and economic policy: A relational sociology of debt in postwar United Kingdom'. 

Supervision

Tod Van Gunten

Jonathan Hearn

Education

2018- . PhD in Sociology, The University of Edinburgh.

2014-2015. Master in Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

2010-2013. Licentiate in History, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Academic publications

Journal Articles

2019 – (with Jorge Atria and Andrés Biehl) “Towards a Fiscal Sociology of Latin America.” ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, No. 107, pp. 139-150. DOI

2019 – (with Andrés Biehl and Jacinta Vela) “Taxes Without Taxpayers: The Invisibility of Taxes in Chile.” Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Vol. 64: No. 236, pp. 49-82. DOI.

2017 – “‘Por los que quieren un gobierno de avanzada popular’. Nuevas prácticas políticas en la campaña presidencial de la Democracia Cristiana, Chile 1962-1964.” Latin American Research Review, Vol. 52: No. 1, pp. 50-63. DOI.

2016 – “Cooperativas como política pública: Electrificación rural y cooperativas en Chile, 1940-1970.” ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, No. 102, pp. 27-46. DOI.

2016 – “El ‘ciclo corto’ del movimiento estudiantil chileno. ¿Conflicto sectorial o cuestionamiento sistémico?” Revista Mexicana de Sociología, Vol. 78, Nº 4, pp. 605-632. DOI.

2016 – “Cooperativas y estado subsidiario en el Chile post dictadura, 1990-2015.” Revista Idelcoop, No. 218, pp. 135-153. [Link to article]

Book chapters

2018 – (with Andrés Biehl) “Global Uncertainty in the Evolution of Latin American Income Taxes.” In Atria, J., Groll, C. and Valdes, M. F. (eds.), Rethinking Taxation in Latin America: Reform and Challenges in Times of Uncertainty. Latin American Political Economy. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 89-122. DOI.

2015 – “Las cooperativas y el estado en el Chile de 1900-1973: ¿una relación evidente?” In Montes, V. (comp.), IX Congreso RULESCOOP 2015. Respuesta de la universidad a las necesidades de la economía social ante los desafíos del mercado. La Plata: Instituto de Estudios Cooperativos, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, pp. 793-810. [Link to book]

Edited books

2016 – (with José Ignacio Mason, Estephanie Peñaloza and Sergio Durán) Hablemos de Historia. Santiago de Chile: Editorial Quimantú.

Book reviews / Review essays

2020 – “Book Review: Sarah L Quinn, American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation”. International Sociology, 35(5), 536-539. DOI.

2020 – “Book Review: Michel Aglietta, Money: 5,000 Years of Debt and Power. Review of Radical Political Economics, 52(2), 341-343. DOI.

2019 – “Bringing structural power back in to sovereign debt analysis”. Finance and Society, 5(2), 165-67. DOI.

2019 – “La contribución de Cardoso y Faletto más allá de la “teoría” de la dependencia”. Cuadernos De Teoría Social, 9(1), 61-73. [Link]

Conference papers and presentations

2021 – “Feeding the Beast: The Invention and Politicisation of the Public Sector Borrowing Requirement in the UK, 1960s–1970s.” BSA 70th Anniversary Virtual Conference: Remaking the Future, British Sociological Association, April 2021.

2021 – “Feeding the Beast: The Invention and Politicisation of the Public Sector Borrowing Requirement in the UK, 1960s–1970s.” PSA Annual International Conference 2021: Resilience. Expertise. Hope, Political Studies Association, March 2021.

2021 – “Feeding the Beast: The Invention and Politicisation of the Public Sector Borrowing Requirement in the UK, 1960s–1970s.” First Doctoral Conference on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy, International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on the Social and Political Constitution of the Ecomony (SPCE), March 2021.

2019 – (with Jorge Atria and Andrés Biehl) “A Paternalist Fiscal Pact: The Trajectory of the Chilean Income Tax”. Researching Latin America Seminar Series, School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh, November 2019.  

2019 – “The Structural Weakness of Democracy: Notes on Streeck’s and Faletto’s Sociology of the State”. Workshop on Development Planning: Latin American Insights and Theories, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Young Scholars Initiative, London School of Economics and Political Science, November 2019.

2019 – “How to Read Dependency and Development in Latin America Fifty Years Later.” PILAS 2019 Annual Conference, Society for Latin American Studies, University of York, June 2019.

2019 – “More Processual than Outcome-Centred. A Comparative Approach to Credit Relations.” New Directions conference, Department of Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, April 2019.

2017 – “Alternatives to Capitalism or Alternative Capitalisms? Relations Between Cooperatives and the State in Twentieth-Century Chile.” Annual Conference, British Sociological Association (BSA), University of Manchester, April 2017.

2015 – “¿Qué hacer con la relación cooperativas-estado?” Second Meeting of Cooperatives, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, November 2015.

2015 – “Las cooperativas y el estado en el Chile de 1900-1973: ¿una relación evidente?” IX International Conference, Rulescoop Network of European and Latin American Universities, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, September 2015.

2015 – “‘Por los que quieren un gobierno de avanzada popular’. Nuevas prácticas políticas en la campaña presidencial de la Democracia Cristiana, Chile 1962-1964.” 1st Seminar of the Southern Cone Studies Section (LASA), Santiago de Chile and Viña del Mar, August 2015.

2015 – (with Felipe García) “Legitimación de la desigualdad y transición democrática. Chile en perspectiva comparada.” Seminar 1985. Expectations and Disputes Regarding the New Democracy, Universidad de La República, Uruguay, April 2015.

2014 – “Factores de legitimación de la protesta estudiantil, Chile 2011-2013.” International Seminar Legitimacy and Collective Action, Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, December 2014.

2014 – “La política del cobre.” Conference The Government of Eduardo Frei Montalva. 50 Years of His Presidential Eleccion, Diego Portales University, Santiago de Chile, June 5-6.

Funding

2020 – PhD Research Support Fund, Fieldwork Expenses, Graduate School of Social & Political Science.

2019 – Travel Bursary, PILAS 2019 Annual Conference, PILAS, Society for Latin American Studies.

2018 – PhD Scholarship, CONICYT PFCHA/Doctorado Becas Chile/2018 – 72190402. 

Research interests

Research interests

Historical sociology, Economic sociology, Political sociology, Comparative sociology, Sovereign debt, Taxation 

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