The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Professor Tony Thirlwall
Professor of Applied Economics
School of Economics, Keynes College, L1.11
- +44 (0) 1227 827414
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. He is also a member of the Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC). back to top
Tony's publications can also be found on RePEc.
- "A new interpretation of Kaldor's first growth law for open developing economies," (with Penélope Pacheco López), Review of Keynesian Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing, vol. 2(3), pages 384-398, July, 2014.
- "Kaldor's 1970 Regional Growth Model Revisited," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 61(4), pages 341-347, 09, 2014.
- "Commentary on Kaldor's 1970 Regional Growth Model," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 60(5), pages 492-494, November, 2013.
- "The Rhetoric and Reality of Trade Liberalisation in Developing Countries," Rivista italiana degli economisti, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 1, pages 3-24, 2013.
- "Poor Economics: A Radical Rethink of the Way to Fight Global Poverty -- A Review Article," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(10), pages 1554-1557, October, 2012.
- "Balance of payments constrained growth models: history and overview," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 64(259), pages 307-351, 2011.
- "Modelli di crescita limitata dalla bilancia dei pagamenti: storia e panoramica," Moneta e Credito, Economia civile, vol. 64(256), pages 319-367, 2011.
- "The Balance of Payments Constraint as an Explanation of International Growth Rate Differences," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 64(259), pages 429-438, 2011.
- "The Truth about Trade: The Real Impact of Liberalisation," (with Penélope Pacheco López), Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(4), pages 678-680, 2011.
- "The endogeneity of the natural rate of growth for a selection of Asian countries," (with Mark Dray), Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 33(3), pages 451-468, April, 2011.
- "Macrodynamics for a Better Society: The Economics of John Cornwall," (with Mark Setterfield), Review of Political Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(4), pages 481-498, 2010.
- "Regional Problems are "Balance-of-Payments" Problems," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(sup1), pages S89-S95, 2007.
- "The least developed countries report, 2006: Developing productive capacities," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(4), pages 766-778, 2007.
- Trade Liberalisation and the Trade-Off Between Growth and the Balance of Payments in Latin America," (with Penélope Pacheco López), International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(4), pages 469-490, 2007.
- Economic Growth in an Open Developing Economy: The Role of Structure and Demand (Edward Elgar, 2013), pp 189.
- Trade Liberalisation and The Poverty of Nations (with Penelope Pacheco-López), (Edward Elgar, 2008), pp 248.
- Great Thinkers in Economics Series (Series Editor), Palgrave-Macmillan
- Growth and Economic Development: Essays in Honour of A.P.Thirlwall (Edward Elgar, 2006), pp.320
- Trade, the Balance of Payments and Exchange Rate Policy in Developing Countries (Edward Elgar, 2003), pp. 130
- The Nature of Economic Growth (Edward Elgar, 2002) pp. 111
- Macroeconomic Issues from a Keynesian Perspective: Selected Essays, Vol. 2(Edward Elgar, 1997) pp.374
- The Economics of Growth and Development, Selected Essays, Vol 1 (Edward Elgar, 1995) pp.342
- Economics of Development First edition 1972; 9th edition 2011 (Palgrave-Macmillan) pp.712
Tony's RePEc page is http://econpapers.repec.org/RAS/pth51.htm
- "Explaining Differences in the Productivity of Capital Across Countries in the Context of ‘New’ Growth Theory" (with Kevin S. Nell). 2014.
- "A New Interpretation of Kaldor's First Growth Law for Open Developing Economies" (with Penélope Pacheco-López). 2013.[pdf]
- "Kaldor's 1970 Regional Growth Model Revisited". 2013. [pdf]
- "Regional Disparities in Per Capita Income in India: Convergence or Divergence" (with Rowen Cherodian). 2013. [pdf]
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- EC815 Growth and Development Theory (Convenor)
- Tuesday 16.00-17.00
Professor Thirlwall's current research interests include:
- The impact of trade liberalisation on developing countries
- Regional disparities in developing countries
- The effect of structural change on the growth performance of developing countries
He would be willing to supervise PhD students in these fields.
- 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
- 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
Lectures in Mexico 2008: Trade, Growth and the Balance of Payments in Latin America
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
The endogeneity of the natural rate of growth and constraints on demand ; balance of payments constrained growth models
The impact of trade liberalisation on the balance of payments and growth in Latin America
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.
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