Associate Professor Adrian Kay is Director of the Policy & Governance Program at the Crawford School of Economics & Government, ANU.
He has previously held academic appointments in the UK and at Griffith University, Queensland. Prior to an academic career, Adrian was a member of the UK government's European Fast Stream for several years and spent a year working for the European Commission in Brussels.
Adrian's major research interests are in the broad areas of comparative and international public policy, with a particular empirical focus on health, agriculture and bioenergy, including:
- comparative business-government relations in the biofuels industry, with particular interest in EU, US and Brazil
- comparative health care reform in the global health economy
- the relationship between international and domestic regulatory policy processes
- theories of the policy process.
- Ackrill, R.W. and Kay, A. (2010) Multiple streams in EU policy-making: the case of the 2005 sugar reform, Journal of European Public Policy (forthcoming)
- Kay, A. and Williams, O. (eds) (2009) Global Health Governance: Crisis, Institutions and Political Economy, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 0-230-20591-7.
- Kay, A. (2009) Policy change as a hermeneutic problem, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, vol 11, no 1, pp.47-63.
- Kay, A. and Ackrill, R.W. (2009) Institutional change in the international governance of food and agriculture: a revised account, Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions vol 22, no 3, pp.483-506.
- Ackrill, R.W. and Kay, A. (2009) Historical learning in the design of WTO rules: the EC sugar case, World Economy, vol 32, no 5, pp.754-771.