Portrait of Professor Tony Thirlwall

Professor Tony Thirlwall

Professor of Applied Economics

About

Tony Thirlwall is a 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.

For further information, see Tony's CV and his Wikipedia page.

Research interests

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

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Teaching

Supervision

Tony'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.

Professional

Recent assignments include:

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