Tim B Thornton Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Tim B Thornton

Senior Research Fellow
Global Policy Development Centre

Dr Tim B. Thornton is a Researcher with the Economics in Context Initiative which is part of Boston University’s Global Development Policy Centre, and Director of the School of Political Economy in Melbourne. Much of Tim’s recent research has been on pluralism and interdisciplinarity in economics, including his recent book From Economics to Political Economy: the promise, problems and solutions of pluralist economics.

Biography

Tim is employed as a Senior Researcher Fellow at the Economics in Context Initiative at Boston University and is also Director of the School of Political Economy in Melbourne. Previous to this he was employed as a Researcher the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. Between 2016 and 2018, Tim was Director of the Politics, Philosophy and Economics Degree at La Trobe  and Director of the Master of International Development at La Trobe (2014-2016). He lectured in economics, political economy and economic history at both La Trobe University (2007 to 2013) and Monash University (2002-2007). Much of Tim’s recent research has been on pluralism and interdisciplinarity, including his recent book  From Economics to Political Economy: the promise, problems and solutions of pluralist economics . He is currently co-writing the textbook Essentials of Economics in Context (Routledge 2020) and co-editing the Handbook of Alternative Theories of Political Economy (Edward Elgar 2020). Tim is based in Melbourne. His publication list can be accessed at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HMlc_7cAAAAJ&hl=en

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Political Economy, Economics, International Development

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - From Economics to Political Economy- Thornton - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Journal of Australian Political Economy

The intellectual isolation of mainstream economics


Published: Jan 01, 2018 by Journal of Australian Political Economy
Authors: Thornton, Tim B
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry

An examination of the intellectual isolation of mainstream economics.

Reclaiming Pluralism in Economics

The ‘complexity revolution’ seen from a historical and heterodox perspective


Published: Feb 06, 2016 by Reclaiming Pluralism in Economics
Authors: Thornton, Tim B
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry

An examination of evolution of complexity thinking within economics.

Journal of Australian Political Economy

The Changing Face of Mainstream Economics?


Published: Feb 06, 2015 by Journal of Australian Political Economy
Authors: Thornton, Tim B
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry

An examination of claims that the discipline of economics is undergoing fundamental change

Videos

Economics in Context Initiative

Published: Feb 06, 2020

A two-minute overview of the Economics in Context Initiative