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Andy McKay researches on development economics, especially in relation to poverty/inequality and how these are impacted by policy (trade, fiscal etc.); on pro-poor growth; on agriculture; and on international trade. His geographic area of expertise is predominantly Africa, especially East and West Africa.
He is main supervisor or co-supervisor of five DPhil students.
In Sussex he co-organises the ESRC Development Economics conferences, and organised the first one on economic growth in Sussex in September 2008 (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/economics/1-4-4.html). Within Sussex he co-organises internal workshops on development economics with the Institute dor Development Studies (http://www.ids.ac.uk/).
Andy is an associate director of the DFID-funded Chronic Poverty Research Centre (www.chronicpoverty.org), within which he is an active researcher. He acts as a resource person for the biannual workshops of the African Economic Research Consortium (www.aercafrica.org), a role he has played since 2005, and serves on the steering committee of a collaborative research project on growth-poverty reduction linkages in Africa.
Andy has extensive experience of giving policy advice to bilateral donors including DFID, international organisations and governments of developing countries. He also has significant experience of giving short courses, especially for government employees, in the north and south.
He has previously worked at the Universities of Nottingham (1992 to 2003) and Bath (2003 to 2006); as well as the Overseas Development Institute (2001 to 2005). He has also worked on many consultancy assignments.
Andy McKay is professor of development economics and head of the economics department at the University of Sussex as from August 2009.
He had acted as convenor of MSc programmes in economics until the end of the 2008-09.
In 2011/12 Andy's main class teaching was on Microeconomics 1 (first year) and on the MSc development economics courses in the first term (broadly micro topics). He also convened Contemporary Economic Issues.
Andy has many DPhil students for whom he is main or joint supervisor.
Alvaro Monge Zegarra (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/economics/profile192756.html) is working on the informal sector in Peru, looking at it both from the point of view of the labour market and from the consumption point of view. The latter is posible because of a detailed household survey collecting information on where people acquired their consumption, and this (plus its interaction with the labour market) is potentially a very important contribution to work on the informal sector.
Kalle Hirvonen started his DPhil in October 2009. He is looking at the impact of shocks on household behaviour, including looking at their ex post responses based on assets and their impact on production choices. He is working with the data from the Kagera Health and Development Survey, and will be closely involved in collecting the sixth round of the survey in 2010.
Outi Korkeala (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/economics/profile192804.html) is working on the impact of climate change on household behaviour in Indonesia, specifically looking at the impacts of changing monsoon onset dates on consumption and education decisions. She also worked on the consumption issue in an internship in the World Bank office in Jakarta in summer 2008. She is working with data from the Indonesia Family Life Survey.
Francisco Gonzalez Carreras (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/economics/profile200141.html) is working on microcredit. In his first paper he has been studying the impact of microfinance on household outcomes in Bangladesh based on applying propensity score matching to a household survey there. He will also work on a similar issue in India.
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McKay, Andy (2013) Growth and poverty reduction in Africa in the last two decades: evidence from an AERC growth-poverty project and beyond. Journal of African Economies, 22 (Supp 1). i49-i76. ISSN 0963-8024 (In Press)
Howe, Gerard and McKay, Andrew (2007) Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Assessing Chronic Poverty: The Case of Rwanda. World Development, 35 (2). pp. 197-211. ISSN 0305-750X
McKay, Andy (2007) Introduction to Methods for Analysing the Distributional Pattern of Growth. In: Determinants of Pro Poor Growth: Analytical Issues and Findings from Country Cases. Palgrave-Macmillan. ISBN 9781403987624
Grimm, Michael, Klasen, Stephen and McKay, Andrew D (2007) Determinants of Pro-Poor Growth: Analytical Issues and Findings from Country Cases. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781403987624
McGregor, J A, McKay, A and Velazco, J (2007) Needs and Resources in the investigation of wellbeing in developing countries: illustrative evidence from Bangladesh and Peru. Journal of Economic Methodology, 14 (1). pp. 107-131.
Lawson, David, McKay, Andy and Okidi, John (2006) Poverty Persistence and Transitions in Uganda: A Combined Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis. Journal of Development Studies.
McKay, Andy (2005) Trade Policy Issues in a Small African Economy: The Trade Policy Review of the Gambia 2004. World Economy, 28 (9). pp. 1197-1209. ISSN 0378-5920
Kedir, Abbi M and McKay, Andrew (2005) Cronic Poverty in Urban Ethiopia: Panel Data Evidence. International Planning Studies, 10 (1). pp. 49-67.
Copestake, J, Dawson, P, Fanning, J-P, McKay, A and Wright-Revolledo, K (2005) Monitoring the Diversity of the Poverty Outreach and Impact of Microfinance: A Comparison of Methods Using Data from Peru. Development Policy Review, 23 (6). pp. 703-723. ISSN 0950-6764
Milner, Chris, Morrissey, Oliver and McKay, Andy (2005) Some Simple Analytics of the Trade and Welfare Effects of Economic Partnership Agreements. Journal of African Economies, 14 (3). pp. 327-358.
McKay, Andrew and Pal, Sarmistha (2004) Relationships between Household Consumption and Inequality in the Indian States. Journal of Development Studies, 40 (5). pp. 65-90. ISSN 00220388
Winters, L. Alan, McCulloch, Neil and McKay, Andrew (2004) Trade Liberalization and Poverty: The Evidence So Far. Journal of Economic Literature, 42 (1). pp. 72-115. ISSN 0022-0515
McKay, Andy (2004) Assessing the Impact of Fiscal Poverty on Poverty. In: Fiscal Policy for Development: Poverty, Reconstruction and Growth. Studies in Development Economics and Policy . Palgrave-Macmillan. ISBN 9781403934802
Günçavdi, Öner, Küçükçifçi, Suat and McKay, Andrew (2003) Adjustment Stabalisation and The Analysis of the Employment Structure in Turkey: An Input-Output Approach. Economics of Planning, 36 (4). pp. 315-331.
Guncavdi, O and McKay, A (2003) Macroeconomic Adjustment and Private Manufacturing Investment in Turkey: A Time-Series Analysis. Applied Economics, 35. pp. 1901-1909.
McKay, Andrew and Lawson, David (2003) Assessing the Extent and Nature of Chronic Poverty in Low Income Countries: Issues and Evidence. World Development, 31(3). pp. 425-439. ISSN 0305-750X
McKay, Andrew and Milner, Chris (2002) On mixed strategies for development. Review of Development Economics, 6 (3). pp. 303-313. ISSN 1363-6669
Blake, Adam, McKay, Andrew and Morrissey, Oliver (2002) The Impact on Uganda of Agricultural Trade Liberalisation. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 53 (2). pp. 365-381. ISSN 0021-857X
McKay, Andy (2001) Distribution, Poverty and Economic Growth. In: Handbook on Development Policy and Management. Elgar original reference . Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781843764830