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Antulio Rosales

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Assistant Professor
Business & Society (BUSO)

Office: 704 Ross Building South
Email: arosal@yorku.ca


Antulio Rosales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science, Business and Society program. Antulio's research focuses on the politics of state and global capital actors’ interactions in the energy sectors of Latin American countries. His recent work focused on the collapse of Venezuela’s rentier economy and the expansion of mining frontiers, of both gold and cryptocurrencies, in a wider context of social and political tension, economic crisis and international sanctions.

Dr. Rosales’ new research is concerned with the expansion of emerging financial assets such as cryptocurrencies and their linkage to energy infrastructures and political incentives in the global south. His current research project deals with the infrastructure, energy and policy incentives for the expansion of cryptocurrencies in Venezuela, El Salvador, Argentina and Puerto Rico.

Before joining York, Antulio was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick.

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Degrees

PhD in Global Governance, University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs
MSc in Social Science, Universidad Central de Venezuela
BA in Political Studies and IPE, Trent University

Research Interests

, International and comparative political economy, Natural resource extraction/environmental political, Global development

Current Research Projects

De-virtualizing crypto: the power of governance, energy, and infrastructure in cryptocurrency ecosystems in the Global South

    Summary:

    The main research questions are:

    How is energy appropriated by cryptocurrency businesses?

    What are the environmental and climate implications of the energy use for cryptocurrency mining?

    How are governance incentives mobilized for the spread of cryptocurrency markets in the Global South?

    Description:

    This research project seeks to disentangle the puzzle of why purportedly decentralized digital financial assets and payment systems such as cryptocurrencies became tools of central government authorities’ agendas. It investigates this paradox by focusing on the governance and energy incentives that power cryptocurrency markets. This research delves into the underlying material inputs and the governance incentives that allow the expansion of cryptocurrency markets with a particular focus on Global South contexts. Drawing on the cases of El Salvador, Venezuela, Argentina and Puerto Rico, this project will build a broad comparative analysis on the expansion of cryptocurrency markets in the periphery of capitalism.

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    Role: PI

    Funders:
    SSHRC
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Rosales, A. 2023. “Reclaiming state capacity in the politics of energy transitions: The cautionary tale of a predatory transition”. Handbook of Development and the Environment, eds. Benedicte Bull and Mariel Aguilar-Støen, Edward Elgar, UK.

2023

Rosales. A. “From norm entrepreneur to a reluctant overachiever:
Venezuela in the history of OPEC”. Handbook of OPEC and the Global Energy Order: Past, Present and Future Challenges, 1st Edition, edited by Giuliano Garavini and Dag Harald Claes. London: Routledge.

2022

Rosales, A. Chapter 10: “Resource nationalism, development and international projection: historical contributions from Latin America”. Handbook of Economic Nationalism, ed. Andreas Pickel. Edward Elgar UK.

2022

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Rosales, A., Millar, H., & Richardson, A. (2024). Leveraging intra-provincial regulatory differences in a post-Paris context: Cryptocurrency mining “reverse battery” strategy in Atlantic Canada. The Extractive Industries and Society, 17, 101396.

2024

Rosales, A, Benedicte Bull and Manuel Sutherland. Depredación y ausencia
de burocracia: la situación de los empleados públicos en Venezuela desde la mirada de la capacidad estatal. América Latina Hoy. Online first, https://doi.org/10.14201/alh.29735

2023

Rosales, A. and Patrick Clark. Green new deal(s), state capacity and the unplanned decline of Venezuela’s petro-state. Global Political Economy. Online first, doi: 10.1332/DCSE5063

2023

Bull, Benedicte and Antulio Rosales. 2023. How Sanctions Led to Authoritarian Capitalism in Venezuela. Current History 122 (841): 49–55.

2023

Rosales, A., van Roekel, E., Howson, P., & Kanters, C. (2023). Poor miners and empty e-wallets: Latin American experiences with cryptocurrencies in crisis. Human Geography, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/19427786231193985

2023

Clark, P., & Rosales, A. (2023). Broadened embedded autonomy and Latin America’s Pink Tide: towards the neo-developmental state. Globalizations, 20(1), 20-37.

2022

Rosales, A. “Unveiling the power behind cryptocurrency mining in Venezuela: A fragile energy infrastructure and precarious labor”. Energy Research & Social Science, vol. 79, p. 102-167.

2021

Rosales, A. and Maryhen Jiménez Morales. “Venezuela: autocratic consolidation and splintered economic liberalization”. Revista de Ciencia Política (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), vol. 41, no 2, p. 425-447.

2021

Bull, B. and Antulio Rosales. “Into the shadows: Sanctions, rentierism, and the informalization of the economy in Venezuela”. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, No. 109 (2020): January-June, pp. 103-132.

2020

Bull, B. and Antulio Rosales. “The crisis in Venezuela: Drivers, transitions and pathways” (Introduction to Special Collection). European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, No. 109, January-June.

2020

Rosales, A. “Radical rentierism: gold mining, cryptocurrency and commodity collateralization in Venezuela”. Review of International Political Economy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2019.1625422

2019

Rosales, A. “Statization and de-nationalization dynamics in Venezuela’s ASM-large-scale mining interface”. Resources Policy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2019.101422

2019

Policy Papers

Publication
Year

Jiménez, Maryhen; Rosales, Antulio; Trak, Juan Manuel. 2023. Algo se mueve en Venezuela: Acuerdo de Barbados y primaria opositora. Nueva Sociedad. https://nuso.org/articulo/venezuela-barbados-primarias/

2023

Jiménez, M., & Rosales, A. (2023). La oposición venezolana post-primarias: entre la institucionalización y el mesianismo. Análisis Carolina, (16), 1.

2023

Antulio Rosales. Cómo Maduro “liberalizó” la economía venezolana. Revista Nueva Sociedad, October 26.

2021

Bull, B., Rosales, A., & Sutherland, M. (2021). Venezuela: de la crisis económica al capitalismo elitista bodegonero. publicación especial, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Caracas.

2021


Antulio Rosales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science, Business and Society program. Antulio's research focuses on the politics of state and global capital actors’ interactions in the energy sectors of Latin American countries. His recent work focused on the collapse of Venezuela’s rentier economy and the expansion of mining frontiers, of both gold and cryptocurrencies, in a wider context of social and political tension, economic crisis and international sanctions.

Dr. Rosales’ new research is concerned with the expansion of emerging financial assets such as cryptocurrencies and their linkage to energy infrastructures and political incentives in the global south. His current research project deals with the infrastructure, energy and policy incentives for the expansion of cryptocurrencies in Venezuela, El Salvador, Argentina and Puerto Rico.

Before joining York, Antulio was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick.

Degrees

PhD in Global Governance, University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs
MSc in Social Science, Universidad Central de Venezuela
BA in Political Studies and IPE, Trent University

Research Interests

, International and comparative political economy, Natural resource extraction/environmental political, Global development

Current Research Projects

De-virtualizing crypto: the power of governance, energy, and infrastructure in cryptocurrency ecosystems in the Global South

    Summary:

    The main research questions are:

    How is energy appropriated by cryptocurrency businesses?

    What are the environmental and climate implications of the energy use for cryptocurrency mining?

    How are governance incentives mobilized for the spread of cryptocurrency markets in the Global South?

    Description:

    This research project seeks to disentangle the puzzle of why purportedly decentralized digital financial assets and payment systems such as cryptocurrencies became tools of central government authorities’ agendas. It investigates this paradox by focusing on the governance and energy incentives that power cryptocurrency markets. This research delves into the underlying material inputs and the governance incentives that allow the expansion of cryptocurrency markets with a particular focus on Global South contexts. Drawing on the cases of El Salvador, Venezuela, Argentina and Puerto Rico, this project will build a broad comparative analysis on the expansion of cryptocurrency markets in the periphery of capitalism.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: PI

    Funders:
    SSHRC

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Rosales, A. 2023. “Reclaiming state capacity in the politics of energy transitions: The cautionary tale of a predatory transition”. Handbook of Development and the Environment, eds. Benedicte Bull and Mariel Aguilar-Støen, Edward Elgar, UK.

2023

Rosales. A. “From norm entrepreneur to a reluctant overachiever:
Venezuela in the history of OPEC”. Handbook of OPEC and the Global Energy Order: Past, Present and Future Challenges, 1st Edition, edited by Giuliano Garavini and Dag Harald Claes. London: Routledge.

2022

Rosales, A. Chapter 10: “Resource nationalism, development and international projection: historical contributions from Latin America”. Handbook of Economic Nationalism, ed. Andreas Pickel. Edward Elgar UK.

2022

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Rosales, A., Millar, H., & Richardson, A. (2024). Leveraging intra-provincial regulatory differences in a post-Paris context: Cryptocurrency mining “reverse battery” strategy in Atlantic Canada. The Extractive Industries and Society, 17, 101396.

2024

Rosales, A, Benedicte Bull and Manuel Sutherland. Depredación y ausencia
de burocracia: la situación de los empleados públicos en Venezuela desde la mirada de la capacidad estatal. América Latina Hoy. Online first, https://doi.org/10.14201/alh.29735

2023

Rosales, A. and Patrick Clark. Green new deal(s), state capacity and the unplanned decline of Venezuela’s petro-state. Global Political Economy. Online first, doi: 10.1332/DCSE5063

2023

Bull, Benedicte and Antulio Rosales. 2023. How Sanctions Led to Authoritarian Capitalism in Venezuela. Current History 122 (841): 49–55.

2023

Rosales, A., van Roekel, E., Howson, P., & Kanters, C. (2023). Poor miners and empty e-wallets: Latin American experiences with cryptocurrencies in crisis. Human Geography, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/19427786231193985

2023

Clark, P., & Rosales, A. (2023). Broadened embedded autonomy and Latin America’s Pink Tide: towards the neo-developmental state. Globalizations, 20(1), 20-37.

2022

Rosales, A. “Unveiling the power behind cryptocurrency mining in Venezuela: A fragile energy infrastructure and precarious labor”. Energy Research & Social Science, vol. 79, p. 102-167.

2021

Rosales, A. and Maryhen Jiménez Morales. “Venezuela: autocratic consolidation and splintered economic liberalization”. Revista de Ciencia Política (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), vol. 41, no 2, p. 425-447.

2021

Bull, B. and Antulio Rosales. “Into the shadows: Sanctions, rentierism, and the informalization of the economy in Venezuela”. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, No. 109 (2020): January-June, pp. 103-132.

2020

Bull, B. and Antulio Rosales. “The crisis in Venezuela: Drivers, transitions and pathways” (Introduction to Special Collection). European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, No. 109, January-June.

2020

Rosales, A. “Radical rentierism: gold mining, cryptocurrency and commodity collateralization in Venezuela”. Review of International Political Economy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2019.1625422

2019

Rosales, A. “Statization and de-nationalization dynamics in Venezuela’s ASM-large-scale mining interface”. Resources Policy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2019.101422

2019

Policy Papers

Publication
Year

Jiménez, Maryhen; Rosales, Antulio; Trak, Juan Manuel. 2023. Algo se mueve en Venezuela: Acuerdo de Barbados y primaria opositora. Nueva Sociedad. https://nuso.org/articulo/venezuela-barbados-primarias/

2023

Jiménez, M., & Rosales, A. (2023). La oposición venezolana post-primarias: entre la institucionalización y el mesianismo. Análisis Carolina, (16), 1.

2023

Antulio Rosales. Cómo Maduro “liberalizó” la economía venezolana. Revista Nueva Sociedad, October 26.

2021

Bull, B., Rosales, A., & Sutherland, M. (2021). Venezuela: de la crisis económica al capitalismo elitista bodegonero. publicación especial, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Caracas.

2021

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