Biography and Notes
Andrew is Professor of Economics and Public Policy in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. From 2001 to 2006 he was Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN and before then at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He is a graduate of the University of Warwick (UK), holds a Doctorate from Oxford University, and was Visiting Professor in the Economics Department at Princeton University and Fulbright Fellow (1992-94), Bundesbank Professor at the Free University of Berlin (2005), and has also been a visiting professor at the Universities of Frankfurt, Rome and Paris X. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland's Academy of Sciences) and former chair of their Economics Committee; joint editor of the Scottish Journal of Political Economy; and an official correspondent of the American Mathematical Society.
His research interests are in the fields of international economic policy, the political economy of monetary integration and the theory of economic policy. This includes game theory, dollarisation, the role of fiscal policy; fiscal-monetary interactions; exchange rate regimes; optimal policy under uncertainty; risk sharing; policies in transition or developing economies; and problems of structural reform. He has also worked on problems of financial market stabilisation, and strategic trade policy. In these areas he has published 260 papers in leading academic journals, 8 books and 16 government or agency reports and has given expert evidence to select committees of the Houses of Parliament on several occasions
He has also acted as consultant to the World Bank, the IMF, the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, the Institute for Internal Economics, and to the UN, UNESCO, OECD, the European Commission, and to various governments and a number of other central banks. He was one of 14 academics selected to review the UK government's assessment of the case for joining the Euro. His assignments in this context have ranged from evaluations of strategic trade policy; fiscal and monetary stability; mechanisms for fiscal control; the scope for stabilising financial / commodity markets; to an assessment of the dollar and partner currencies; investment under uncertainty; and evaluating of UK exchange rates for joining the Euro.
Over the past decade he has supervised 19 PhD students. Most of these have held senior academic positions and some hold research positions in the European Central Bank, Bundesbank, Dutch Central Bank, European Commission and the Bank of England.
His email signature in 2019 lists him as University Professor Emeritus, Economics and Public Policy, George Mason University; Professor of Economics, Copenhagen Business School; Senior Research Fellow, Kings College, University of London and Adviser to the European Parliament for Economic and Monetary Affairs.