Thomas Lassourd is a Senior Policy Advisor with the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Economic Law and Policy Program, working on the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development’s Mining Tax Initiative. He is an economist with 15 years of experience analyzing, designing and implementing economic reforms in developing economies. His areas of specialization include public finance and fiscal reforms, with a strong focus on tax policy in extractive industries. 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.