Alex M Thomas
Areas of Interest
Classical economics, Indian economy, 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 from Loyola Institute of Vocational Education (LIVE), Chennai, 2003 to 2004
- Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme (PRSS), University of Sydney, 2012
- University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS), 2011-2014
- Winner (2nd place) of C Rajagopalachari Essay Competition 2011 (Essay: On Statistics and Freedom)
'Early Political Economy: Cantillon in Perspective', Unpublished M Phil Dissertation, Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad, December 2010. (Supervisor: G Omkarnath | Examiner: Ajit Sinha)
(2011), (with G Omkarnath and Limakumba Walling), ‘Pierangelo Garegnani: A Tribute’, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLVI, No 52, pp. 27-29.
(2011), ‘Networks in Southasia 1500 – 1700: An Indian Ocean Perspective’, in Rila Mukherjee ed., First Global Age: 1400-1800, Indian Council of Historical Research Monograph 11, New Delhi: Primus Books/Indian Council of Historical Research.
(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.
(2011), 'Conceptualising Rural-Urban Dynamics', The India Economy Review, Volume VII, 1st January 2011, pp. 46-49.
(2010), '(Mis)understanding Classical Economics', EOSTRE, New Delhi: Delhi School of Economics (DSE), pp. 6-7.
(2009), 'On Economic Theory and Economic Policy', The Student Economist, Volume 1, 2009, New Delhi: Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), pp. 24-28.
(2008), ‘Learning from the Crisis’, Letter, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLIII, No 44, p. 4.