A Life in Economics

Professor Tony Thirlwall has had an invited autobiographical essay published in the PSL Quarterly Review entitled ‘A Life in Economics’, spanning his life as an economist, from his schooldays in the 1950s to the present day, most of which he has spent at the University of Kent (from 1966).

The essay focuses particularly on his early work in the 1960s and 1970s on regional unemployment, inflation and growth; his defence of Keynesian economics against its critics in the 1970s and 1980s; the origins of his balance of payments constrained growth model (1979) which has spawned a large literature, and his involvement in the teaching, research and advisory work in the field of development economics.

You can read the complete essay here:

Thirlwall A. P. (2018), “A life in economics”, PSL Quarterly Review, 71(284): 9-39.
DOI: 10.13133/2037-3643_71.284_2