Alex M Thomas

Alex M. Thomas
PhD Candidate
School of Economics
Merewether Building H04
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006, Australia

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Research Interests

  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Classical economics
  • History of economic thought


PhD (Economics), University of Sydney, Australia, 2011 to

M Phil (Economics), University of Hyderabad, India, 2009 to 2010, First Class with Distinction

M A (Economics), University of Hyderabad, India, 2007 to 2009, First Class with Distinction

B A (Economics), Loyola College, Chennai, India, 2003 to 2006, First Class

Diploma in Financial Management, Loyola Institute of Vocational Education (LIVE), Chennai, 2003 to 2004


Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars Award 2013, History of Economics Society (HES)

Winner, European Society of History of Economic Thought (ESHET) Young Scholars Seminar, 2013

Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme (PRSS), University of Sydney: 2012, 2013

University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS), 2011-2014

Winner (2nd place), C Rajagopalachari Essay Competition, 2011 (Essay: On Statistics and Freedom)


(2010), Early Political Economy: Cantillon in Perspective, M. Phil Dissertation, Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad.

Journal Articles

(2013), (with D. P. Priyadarshi Joshi) ‘Using an Aggregate Production Function: Some Methodological Issues’, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLVIII, No 17, pp. 55-6.

(2012), ‘Cantillon’s Political Economy’, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLVII, No 31, pp. 92-96.

(2011), (with G. Omkarnath and Limakumba Walling), ‘Pierangelo Garegnani: A Tribute’, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLVI, No 52, pp. 27-29.

Conference Presentations

(2013), ‘Consumption and activity levels in Cantillon’s Essai’, HES Annual Conference: Vancouver, Canada, 20-22 June.

(2013), ‘Consumption and activity levels in Cantillon’s Essai’, 17th ESHET Conference: Kingston University, London, 16-18 May.

Other Publications

(2012), ‘Economics Textbooks as Commodities’, Student Struggle, Vol 43, No 2, pp. 19-21.

(2012), ‘Revisiting the ‘Natural’ Origins of Economics’, EOSTRE, Vol III, New Delhi: Delhi School of Economics, pp. 40-41.

(2012), ‘Heterodox Economics’, (with Tarun Arora, Nilesh Kumar et al), Letter, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLVII, No 5, p. 4.

(2011), ‘Is the ‘New’ Political Economy all it is cracked up to be?’, Conspicuous Assumption, The University of Sydney Student Journal of Political Economy, Issue 2, 2011, pp. 7-8.

(2010), '(Mis)understanding Classical Economics', EOSTRE, New Delhi: Delhi School of Economics (DSE), pp. 6-7.