A Life in Economics

PSL Quarterly Review vol. 71 n. 284, March 2018

31 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2018

See all articles by A. P. Thirlwall

A. P. Thirlwall

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus

Date Written: March 30, 2018


The paper is the first inaugural contribution to the new series of "Recollections of Eminent Economists". Under this name, the previous series of the journal (then called "Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review") used to publish autobiographic essays in which renowned economists described their scientific path and reflected on the recent developments of the discipline. In this work, A.P. Thirlwall recalls his personal and academic biography, ranging from employment in the UK to consultancy work in developing countries, and comments on the reception of his main works. Among the latter, special attention is paid to regional and development economics, as well as to the relation between the balance of payments and economic growth. Throughout the discussion, the author emphasizes the Keynesian inspiration of his analyses.

Keywords: A.P. Thirlwall, Recollections, Economic Development, Thirlwall’s Law

JEL Classification: B31, A11, O11, O42

Suggested Citation

Thirlwall, A. P., A Life in Economics (March 30, 2018). PSL Quarterly Review vol. 71 n. 284, March 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3152811

A. P. Thirlwall (Contact Author)

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus ( email )

Keynes College
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

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