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:

     Is there a Case for an Asian Monetary Fund?
     Sins of the Commission
     Is Dollarisation a Viable Option for Latin America?
     IMF Programmes: Is there a conditionality Laffer Curve?
     Economic Globalisation
     What Happened to the Washington Consensus?
     Where Do We Stand On Choosing Exchange Rate Regimes in Developing and Emerging Economies?
     Does the IMF Perform a Catalytic Role?
     Reserve Accumulation in Asia
     Are We Heading for a Dollar Crisis?
     Are Mr de Rato’s Spectacles Rose Tinted?
     Running the IMF
     On Solving the World’s Economic Problems by Doing Something Unfashionable
     Multilateral Surveillance
     Unwinding Global Economic Imbalances
     Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods
     Why do Governments Delay Devaluation?
     The Dangers of Déjà Vu Economics
     So Far So Good, But Still Some Missing Links
     Reforming IMF Conditionality
     Special Drawing Rights
     The Eurozone: What Now?
     The IMF and the Challenges it Faces
     The G20 After the Seoul Summit
     Prospects for the Evolution of Global Reserves
     Graham Bird on Fault Lines and Fractures Threatening the World Economy
     Currency Wars
     Managing Capital Surges
     Breaking Up is Hard to Do
     The Collapse of Consensus
     Managing a Changing World Economy
     Macroeconomic Policy in Open Economies
     The IMF’s Uneasy Excursion into the Euro Zone
     Fiscal Policy and the Global Crisis
     Towards a Better Understanding of International Capital Volatility
     Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: the Case of the Shrinking Global Economic Imbalances
     Assessing the G20’s Mutual Assessment Process: A MAP but Little Direction
     Designing a Global Financial Safety Net
     Why Do Currency Crises Recur?
     Monetary Integration in the Eurasian Economic Union
     Exchange Rate Policy in Emerging Economics
     The Epidemiology of Economic and Financial Crises
     Structural Reform, IMF Conditionality and the ‘Goldilocks Problem’
     Modern Monetary Theory and the Policy Response to COVID-19
     Fears of Inflation: What’s Going On?
     Is Another Eurozone Crisis Coming?
     The Long and Winding Road from the International Macroeconomic Policy Trilemma to the Integrated Policy Framework