Dr Thomas Barnes

Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Tom’s research focuses on the comparative political economy of development in Asia, with a particular interest in India, Indonesia and China. He recently completed his doctorate on economic development and informalisation in India’s urban regions. He is currently studying industrial development and employment in the Indian automotive sector.

Selected grants

2012

  • Special Projects Grant on Indian and Chinese automative industry; Barnes T; University of Technology Sydney/Research Grant.
  • Industrialisation with Informalisation: Exploring the Rapid Development of India's National Capital Region; SinghaRoy D, Barnes T; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Barnes, T. (2013). The IT Industry and Economic Development in India: A Critical Study. Journal of South Asian Development, 8(1), 61-83. [More Information]
  • Barnes, T. (2012). Comparing industrial development in India and China. Contemporary South Asia, 20(3), 407-414. [More Information]
  • Barnes, T. (2012). Marxism and Informal Labour. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70, 144-166.
  • Barnes, T., Cahill, D. (2012). Marxist Class Analysis: A Living Tradition in Australian Scholarship. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70, 47-69.
  • Barnes, T. (2012). Theorising Urban Employment and Informal Labour in India: Evidence from the Economic Census, 1998-2005. Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 55(2), 245-263.
  • Barnes, T. (2011). Beyond the Fear Factor: Trade Union Responses to Offshoring in Australia. ASBM Journal of Management, 4(2), 1-9.
  • Barnes, T. (2011). Informalisation and the Social Relations of Production: Insights from Urban Karnataka, 1990-2005. Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 5(1), 58-74.

Conferences

  • Barnes, T. (2013). The IT Industry and Informal Employment in India. 12th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Barnes, T. (2011). Characterising urban employment and informal labour in india: evidence from the economic census, 1998-2005. The 53rd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics.
  • Barnes, T. (2010). Class and the informal economy: Evidence from India. 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2010, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.

2013

  • Barnes, T. (2013). The IT Industry and Economic Development in India: A Critical Study. Journal of South Asian Development, 8(1), 61-83. [More Information]
  • Barnes, T. (2013). The IT Industry and Informal Employment in India. 12th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.

2012

  • Barnes, T. (2012). Comparing industrial development in India and China. Contemporary South Asia, 20(3), 407-414. [More Information]
  • Barnes, T. (2012). Marxism and Informal Labour. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70, 144-166.
  • Barnes, T., Cahill, D. (2012). Marxist Class Analysis: A Living Tradition in Australian Scholarship. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 70, 47-69.
  • Barnes, T. (2012). Theorising Urban Employment and Informal Labour in India: Evidence from the Economic Census, 1998-2005. Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 55(2), 245-263.

2011

  • Barnes, T. (2011). Beyond the Fear Factor: Trade Union Responses to Offshoring in Australia. ASBM Journal of Management, 4(2), 1-9.
  • Barnes, T. (2011). Characterising urban employment and informal labour in india: evidence from the economic census, 1998-2005. The 53rd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics.
  • Barnes, T. (2011). Informalisation and the Social Relations of Production: Insights from Urban Karnataka, 1990-2005. Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 5(1), 58-74.

2010

  • Barnes, T. (2010). Class and the informal economy: Evidence from India. 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2010, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.

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