SPE101 Teaching Staff DR Tim Thornton Tim is the Director of the School of Political Economy and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Economics in Context Initiative at Boston University and the Global Development Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. He is also a member of the Advisory Council at the Centre for Economy Studies in the the Netherlands. Tim has extensive teaching and curriculum design experience in economics, political economy and economic history. Much of Tim’s recent research has been on pluralism and interdisciplinarity, including his book From Economics to Political Economy: the promise, problems and solutions of pluralist economics. His most recent book is the co-edited Handbook of Alternative Theories of Political Economy (Edward Elgar 2022) and the co-written textbook Essentials of Economics in Context (Routledge 2020). Tim holds a Ph.D. in Economics (La Trobe University), a Master of International Development (Monash University) a Graduate Diploma in International Development (Monash University) and a Diploma of Health Sciences (University of New England). You can view his full C.V. here.