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RA1, RA2 and RA5c: Staff and output details and Category C staff circumstances


Adam, CS - Category : A

RA2 - Research outputs:

Number of outputs: 4

Output number: 1 of 4


Aid and the Supply Side: Public Investment, Export Performance, and Dutch disease in Low-income Countries

Output type: Journal article
Journal title: The World Bank Economic Review
Month/year of publication: July 2006
Pagination: 261-290
Volume: 20 (2)
ISSN: 1564698X
DOI: 10.1093/wber/lhj011 ?
Co-authors: Bevan, D
Other relevant details: Adam is the lead author on this paper, primarily responsible for the theoretical and simulation modelling and the drafting of the paper. Intended audience is academic and policy-makers in developing countries as well as national and international agencies such as DFID, the World Bank. Widely cited in its working paper form: eg Commission for Africa in 2005; ODI briefing paper on aid; UN papers (including the report of the UN Millennium Project); IMF papers, including 'Macroeconomic Challenges of Scaling Up Aid to Africa' (IMF, 2006) which was launched at the IMF’s 2006 Spring Meetings. Also cited in virtually every IMF Working Paper on aid to Africa in the last four to five years and in the Independent Evaluation Office report evaluating IMF engagement in Africa. Adam has been consulted by the World Bank offices in Uganda, Tanzania and Armenia and by the government of Rwanda, via DFID. In academic literature, most recent citation is in Jon Temple's chapter on aid for the forthcoming North Holland Handbook of Development Economics (Vol IV). The ideas in the paper fed directly into the DFID policy paper on the Macroeconomics of Aid (December 2002) of which Adam was the principal author.

Output number: 2 of 4


Aid versus Trade Revisited: Donor and Recipient Policies in the Presence of Learning-by-Doing

Output type: Journal article
Journal title: The Economic Journal
Month/year of publication: January 2004
Pagination: 150-173
Volume: 114 (492)
ISSN: 14680297
DOI: 10.1046/j.0013-0133.2003.00181.x ?
Co-authors: O'Connell, S
Other relevant details: This has been a 'deep' collaboration in which it is difficult to assign contributions. The basic ideas were developed jointly between the two authors. O’Connell worked on the theoretical model while Adam developed the simulation model and policy experiments. The paper was jointly drafted. A pure theory paper written for an academic audience (hence the journal in which it is published) revisiting an old 1960s debate led by HG Johnson on the welfare effects of aid versus (donor) trade liberalization as alternative 'development assistance strategies'. This debate resurfaced in 2000 with the US government's Aid and Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) and is central to current developments in the Doha Trade Round.

Output number: 3 of 4


Exchange Rate Policy and the Management of Official and Private Capital Flows in Africa

Output type: Journal article
Journal title: IMF Staff Papers
Month/year of publication: June 2004
Pagination: 126-160
Volume: 51
ISSN: 1020-7635
DOI: Not supplied ?
Co-authors: Buffie, E, O'Connell, S, Pattillo, C
Other relevant details: This paper developed from an unpublished paper Adam wrote for the Bank of Uganda and DFID in September 2001. The authors spent summer 2003 at the IMF research department working jointly on the theoretical model underpinning this paper (Adam and O'Connell worked in parallel on a variant of the central model). Adam drafted the introduction and country case studies; Buffie took the lead on writing up the theoretical component; all authors discussed and agreed the policy simulations examined in the paper. This is the first in a sequence of papers on aspects of macroeconomic management in low-income countries. Arguably influential in securing Adam's current ESRC award, it represents a direct (theoretical) challenge to IMF policy orthodoxy in low-income countries in the particular context of managing the consequences of HIPC debt relief in Africa. It combines innovative theoretical work with case study evidence from Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique. On the basis of this and related papers, the authors have been invited to act as advisors to the Africa department of the IMF to help review monetary and exchange rate policy advice in Africa. This work was summarized in a background paper for the IMF's African Regional Economic Outlook, 2006.

Output number: 4 of 4


Fiscal Deficits and Growth in Developing Countries

Output type: Journal article
Journal title: Journal of Public Economics
Month/year of publication: April 2005
Pagination: 571-597
Volume: 89 (4)
ISSN: 00472727
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2004.02.006 ?
Co-authors: Bevan, D
Other relevant details: This paper was a 50:50 collaboration. Bevan led on the theoretical model and Adam led on the econometrics. This is a pure theory paper written for an academic research audience.