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Professor Tony Thirlwall

Professor of Applied Economics

School of Economics, Keynes College, L1.11

 

About

Tony Thirlwall is Professor of Applied Economics. He was born in 1941 and received his higher education at the Universities of Leeds and Cambridge, and Clark University (USA). Virtually the whole of his academic career has been spent at the University of Kent which he joined as a lecturer in 1966, but he has also worked as a government economic adviser, and held various visiting positions including West Virginia University (1967); Princeton University (1971-72); University of Papua New Guinea (1974); Cambridge University (1979, 1986); Melbourne University (1981, 1988), and La Trobe University (1994). He has lectured widely overseas, including most recently the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City, which resulted in his most recent book, Economic Growth in an Open Developing Economy: The Role of Structure and Demand.

Recent assignments include Consultant to the Pacific Islands Development Programme in Hawaii, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and UNCTAD. back to top

Publications

Tony's RePEc page is http://econpapers.repec.org/RAS/pth51.htm

Recent articles

  • "Regional Disparities in Per Capita Income in India: Convergence or Divergence" (with R Cherodian), forthcoming in Journal of Post Keynesian Economics
  • "A New Interpretation of Kaldor's First Growth Law for an Open Developing Economy" (with P Pacheco-López), Review of Keynesian Economics, Autumn 2014
  • Kaldor's 1970 Regional Growth Model Revisited, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, September 2014
  • "Poor Economics" by A Banerjee and E Duflo: A Review Article, Journal of Development Studies, October 2012
  • "Macrodynamics for a Better Society: the Economics of John Cornwall", Review of Political Economy, October 2010 (with M Setterfield)
  • "The Endogeneity of the National Rate of Growth for a Selection of Asian Countries, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Spring 2011 (with M Dray)
  • "The Relevance of Keynes Today: with Special Reference to Unemployment in Rich and Poor Countries" in P Arestis and J McCombie (eds), Unemployment : Past and Present, (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008) ; also in Investigacion Economica, October-December 2007
  • "Has Trade Liberalisation in Poor Countries Delivered the Promises Expected?" (with P Pacheco-López), Panorama Economico (Mexico), January-June 2009
  • "Keynes and Economic Development", Economia Aplicada (Brazilian Journal of Applied Economics), October-December 2007
  • "Trade Liberalisation and the Trade-Off Between Growth and the Balance of Payments in Latin America" (with P Pacheco-López), International Review of Applied Economics, September 2007

Recent books

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Research

Working papers

  • "Regional Disparities in Per Capita Income in India: Convergence or Divergence" (with Rowen Cherodian) [pdf]
  • "A New Interpretation of Kaldor's First Growth Law for Open Developing Economies" (with Penélope Pacheco-López) [pdf]
  • "Kaldor's 1970 Regional Growth Model Revisited" [pdf]
  • "Reflections on Some of the Macroeconomic Issues Raised by UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report Over Three Decades" [pdf]
  • "Balance of Payments Constrained Growth Models: History and Overview" [pdf]
  • "The Endogeneity of the Natural Rate of Growth for a Selection of Asian Countries" (with Mark Dray), 2010 [pdf]
  • Interview with Tony Thirlwall: A Keynesian View of the Current Financial and Economic Crisis in the World Economy, 2010 [pdf]
  • "Has Trade Liberalisation in Poor Countries Delivered the Promises Expected?" (with Penélope Pacheco-López) [pdf]
  • "Keynes and Economic Development" (published in Economia Aplicada, Oct/Dec 2007)
  • "Trade Liberalisation, the Balance of Payments and Growth in Latin America" (with Penélope Pacheco-López) (published in International Review of Applied Economics, September 2007) [pdf]
  • "Trade Liberalisation, the Income Elasticity of Demand for Imports and Growth in Latin America" (with Penélope Pacheco-López) (published in Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Fall 2006) [pdf]
  • The Relevance of Keynes Today: with Particular Reference to Unemployment in Rich and Poor Countries [Spanish translation: La Relevancia Actual de Keynes: el Desempleo en los Países Ricos y Pobres] [pdf]

 

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Consultation hours

  • Thursday 11.30-12.30
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PhD supervision

Current students

  • Mr Lanre Kassim, "Trade Liberalisation, the Balance of Payments and Tax Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa", registered 2011
  • Mr Ivan Mendieta-Munoz, "Sources of Endogeneity of the Natural Rate of Growth in Latin America", registered 2012
  • Ms Sashana Whyte, "The Impact of Export Instability on Caribbean Economies", registered 2014

Past students

  • Fortunate Uneze, "The Impact of Foreign Aid on Investment, Growth and the Exchange Rate in West Africa", completed 2009
  • May Ahmad-Ariffin, "The Role of Trade in the Diversification of Brunei", completed 2008
  • Matteo Lanzafame, "Essays on Regional Growth and Unemployment in Italy", completed 2007
  • B Fowowe, "The Impact of Financial Liberalisation on the Economic Performance of Selected Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa", completed 2006
  • Penélope Pacheco-López, "Trade Liberalisation in Mexico on Exports, Imports and the Balance of Payments", completed 2003
  • Amelia Sanots-Paulino, "The Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Exports, Imports and the Balance of Payments in Selected Countries", completed 2002
  • K Nell, "Money, Inflation and Growth in South Africa", completed 2000
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Video lectures

Lectures in Mexico 2008: Trade, Growth and the Balance of Payments in Latin America

Lecture 1

The importance of economic growth ; the origins of modern growth theory; a critiques of orthodox growth theory ; structure and demand matter for economic growth ; Kaldor's growth laws

Lecture 2

The endogeneity of the natural rate of growth and constraints on demand ; balance of payments constrained growth models

Lecture 3

The impact of trade liberalisation on the balance of payments and growth in Latin America

Lecture 4

The impact of trade liberalisation in Mexico and the future of the Mexican economy

Panel discussion at UNCTAD on Thinking Development: Three decades of the Trade and Development Report (TDR) 20th February 2012

The first Trade and Development Report (TDR) was published in 1981. The TDR 2011 marked a landmark for the three decades of UNCTAD´s flagship publication. In this context, the UNCTAD Division on Globalization and Development Strategies organized a panel discussion on the subject “Thinking development: Three decades of the Trade and Development Report" as a pre-Conference event for UNCTAD XIII.

The panel discussion gathered together a number of experts in the field of macroeconomics and development strategies with the purpose of discussing the contribution of the Trade and Development Report to the debate on development during the past three decades.

Video

 

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