Éric Pineault holds a PhD in economics and sociology from the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (ÉHESS) in Paris and the Université du Québec à Montréal. He is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where he teaches ecological economics. Eric Pineault’s research focuses on financial institutions, extractive economies, the issue of ecological transition and degrowth as well as the general macroeconomic and social transformations of advanced capitalism. He is a member of the research Collective for the analysis of the Financialization of Advanced Capitalism (CAFCA), research partner with the Corporate Mapping project and Senior Fellow at the “Postgrowth society “ College of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. He has recently published with David Murray, Le Piège Énergie Est.