Alex M Thomas

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


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Website: www.alexmthomas.com

Research Interests

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

Education

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

Awards

Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship (PGTF), FASS, University of Sydney, 2014

Young Scholarships Scheme, History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA), 2014

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS), University of Sydney, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

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

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

Dissertation

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

Journal Articles

(2014), '(Mis)understanding economic growth and development', Book reviews, ISBinsight, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 59-60. [Review of An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions J. Dréze and A. Sen and Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries by J. Bhagwati and A. Panagariya]

(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

(2014), ‘Classical Economics and the Question of Effective Demand’, 27th History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

(2014), ‘Classical Economics and the Question of Effective Demand’, 18th ESHET Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.

(2013), ‘Consumption and Economic Growth in the Classical Economists and Marx’, Tethering the Past, Interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, Department of History, University of Sydney.

(2013), ‘Consumption and Economic Growth in the Classical Economists and Marx’, Inter-University Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, USyd-UNSW, at University of New South Wales (UNSW): October 9.

(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.