Thirlwall was born in 1941. He studied economics in Leeds (BA 1962) and at Clark University (MA 1963). In 1964, he returned after a stay as a research student at Christ 's College ( Cambridge) to Leeds back and received his doctorate in 1968. As early as 1966, he worked as a lecturer since 1970 as senior lecturer at the University of Kent, before he was appointed Professor of Applied Economics of the appointment to the reader in Kent in 1976; the position he held until his retirement in 2004.
Thirlwall also discussed many political institutions and was often for research purposes and invited guest professorships at universities abroad, including, inter alia, Princeton (1971 /72), Melbourne (1981) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Since 1998 he is co-editor of the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.
- Growth and Development (1971 )
- The Economics of Growth and Development, Selected Essays (1995 )
- Macroeconomic Issues from a Keynesian Perspective: Selected Essays, Vol 2 (1997)
- Trade Liberalisation and The Poverty of Nations ( with Penelope Pacheco -Lopez ) (2008 )
- Commemorative Essays in Honour of APThirlwall (2006)