Graham Bird is a Visiting Professor at CMC and a Clinical Professor in the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University. He is also an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Surrey in the UK, where he was Head of Department for twelve years, and founder and director of the Surrey Centre for International Economic Studies (SCIES). He has been a Visiting Professor at The Fletcher School, Tufts University and has also taught at the universities of Kent, Sussex and Reading, as well as the London School of Economics in the UK and at Wellesley College in the US. He served on the Steering Committee of the Royal Economic Society's Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE) and on the Quality Assurance Agency's Benchmarking Group that set standards for teaching Economics at universities in the UK. He is the author of approaching 250 publications including more than 20 books and monographs. His research often crosses conventional disciplinary boundaries and his published papers have appeared in leading economics, development and international relations journals (see CV for a complete list of publications). Many of Professor Bird's papers have been heavily cited and widely used by policy makers. For some years he has been ranked in the top 4 per cent of authors in economics world wide according to research output and citations. He is currently working on a book that focuses on the macroeconomic dimensions of the world economy and a number of papers dealing with the IMF, international macroeconomic policy, European monetary integration, and economic development.