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