World Economics Authors

Graham Bird


Graham Bird is a professor of economics at Claremont Graduate University in the United States where he is also Deputy Director of the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies. He is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Surrey where for twelve years was Head of the Economics Department and for twenty years was Director of the Surrey Centre for International Economic Studies. He has been a visiting scholar in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Research Department, and a senior expert adviser to the Fund’s Independent Evaluation Office. He has been a consultant to the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNICEF and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Graham is the author, co-author or editor of more than 250 publications including 26 books and monographs. His articles have appeared in internationally leading economics, development and international relations journals and his research has been heavily cited in the academic literature and widely used by policy makers. He has been a frequent contributor to World Economics.

Papers Published in World Economics:

       Assessing the G20’s Mutual Assessment Process: A MAP but Little Direction
       Managing a Changing World Economy
       Does the IMF Perform a Catalytic Role?
       IMF Programmes: Is there a conditionality Laffer Curve?
       Are Mr de Rato’s Spectacles Rose Tinted?
       Designing a Global Financial Safety Net
       Reforming IMF Conditionality
       Economic Globalisation
       Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: the Case of the Shrinking Global Economic Imbalances
       Sins of the Commission
       Is there a Case for an Asian Monetary Fund?
       Currency Wars
       Macroeconomic Policy in Open Economies
       The Dangers of Déjà Vu Economics
       Special Drawing Rights
       Monetary Integration in the Eurasian Economic Union
       Why Do Currency Crises Recur?
       Exchange Rate Policy in Emerging Economics
       Towards a Better Understanding of International Capital Volatility
       Where Do We Stand On Choosing Exchange Rate Regimes in Developing and Emerging Economies?
       So Far So Good, But Still Some Missing Links
       Why do Governments Delay Devaluation?
       The Collapse of Consensus
       Prospects for the Evolution of Global Reserves
       Managing Capital Surges
       The IMF’s Uneasy Excursion into the Euro Zone
       On Solving the World’s Economic Problems by Doing Something Unfashionable
       The IMF and the Challenges it Faces
       Unwinding Global Economic Imbalances
       Reserve Accumulation in Asia
       Is Dollarisation a Viable Option for Latin America?
       What Happened to the Washington Consensus?
       Fiscal Policy and the Global Crisis
       Multilateral Surveillance
       Breaking Up is Hard to Do
       Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods
       The G20 After the Seoul Summit
       Are We Heading for a Dollar Crisis?
       Graham Bird on Fault Lines and Fractures Threatening the World Economy
       The Eurozone: What Now?
       Running the IMF