Graham Bird


Graham BirdGraham Bird is visiting professor at Claremont McKenna College and clinical professor at Claremont Graduate University. He is also a research professor at the University of Surrey. For 20 years he was director of the Surrey Centre for International Economic Studies as well as being a visiting scholar in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Research Department, and an expert adviser to the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF. He has been a consultant to the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UNICEF and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Graham is the author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books and monographs and has written approaching 200 papers in academic journals including being 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
     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