Philippe Le Billon

Philippe Le Billon is a geographer, author and professor at the University of British Columbia, and a researcher at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. He earned an MBA at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris and a doctorate at the University of Oxford. He has authored or co-authored several books on the economy and politics of war, and the role of corruption in war.


  • Le Billon, P. (2012). Wars of Plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources. London, New York: Hurst and Columbia University Press.
  • Bridge, G; Le Billon, P. (2012). Oil, Cambridge: Polity Press
  • Le Billon, P. (ed),(2005), Geopolitics of Resource Wars: Resource Dependence, Governance and Violence. London: Frank Cass.

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