Laura Chirot


Laura Chirot is a PhD Candidate studying political economy of development in Southeast Asia. Her dissertation examines the politics of sectoral governance in several fast-growing agro-export industries in Vietnam, including aquaculture, rice, and coffee. She has also conducted research on labor standards and regulation in the Indonesian garment industry.

Laura holds a BA in Social Studies from Harvard College, and she is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Boren Fellowship. Prior to coming to MIT, she worked for the Harvard Vietnam Program in Ho Chi Minh City and the Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington, DC.


"Reinforcing the State: Transnational and State Labor Regulation in Indonesia." With Matthew Amengual. Industrial and Labor Relations Review (forthcoming, 2016).