Kim Moloney | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Kim Moloney

Dr. Kim Moloney (PhD)

Assistant Professor
College of Public Policy

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  • Office locationC.03.014


Dr. Kim Moloney’s research focuses on the intersection of the public administration discipline with international organizations, transnational administration, and good governance and the intersection of the public administration discipline with the unique administrative and policy challenges of small states and small island states.

She has published nearly 20 journal articles in publications including Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, Pacific Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Global Policy, and International Review of Administrative Sciences.

Dr. Moloney is a Co-Editor of the Book Series on Transnational Administration and Global Policy with Bristol University Press. Additionally, she serves on the editorial board of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Administration along with Administrative Theory & Praxis.

She is currently working on a solo-authored book (Who Matters at the World Bank) with Oxford University Press which  is expected to be published by early 2022. 

She is co-chair of the COVID-19 Committee of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), where she is  currently serving until April 2023. From April 2019 to April 2021, Dr. Moloney was the elected Chair of the Section on International and Comparative Administration within ASPA.


Research Interests

  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Multilateral Development Banks
  • Small States
  • Transnational Administration / Governance
  • Global Policy
  • International Administrative Law
  • International Civil Servants


Senior Lecturer

Murdoch University (Australia)

2017 - 2021
  • Visiting Assistant Professor

    University of Miami (USA)

    2014 - 2016
  • Assistant Professor

    Kyung Hee University (South Korea)

    2012 - 2014
  • Lecturer

    The University of the West Indies at Mona (Jamaica)

    2009 - 2012


PhD in Public Administration

School of Public Affairs at American University; Washington DC, USA

  • MA in International Affairs

    School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University; Washington DC, USA

  • M.P.A

    Maxwell School at Syracuse University; Syracuse NY, USA

  • BSc in Economics and International Relations

    University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison WI, USA


Selected Publications

  • Moloney, K.

    “Deconcentrated Global Governance, Transnational Administration, and the Public Administration Discipline”; Global Public Policy and Governance

  • Moloney, K., Stone, D.

    “Transnational Administration of Global and Regional Policies”; Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

  • Moloney K., Moloney S.

    Australian Quarantine Policy in a COVID-19 Era: From Centralization to a Coordinated Model with Incomplete Implementation”; Public Administration Review, 80(4): 671-682.

  • Moloney, K., Rosenbloom, D.H.

    “Creating Space for Public Administration in International Organization Studies”; American Review of Public Administration, 50(3): 227-243.

  • Moloney, K.

    “Post-Busan Partnership in the Pacific? An Analysis of Donor-NGO Relations”; Pacific Review, 33(2): 278-304.

  • Moloney, K., Neil, J-A.

    “IUU Fishing, Transnational Crime and Jamaica’s Incomplete Policy Design”; Caribbean Journal of Criminology, 2(1): 1-24.

  • Stone, D., Moloney, K. (Eds.)

    Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration; Oxford UK, Oxford University Press.

  • Moloney, K., Stone, D

    “Beyond the State: Global Policy and Transnational Administration”; International Review of Public Policy, 1(1): 104-118.

  • Moloney, K., Bowman, J.S., West, J.P.

    “Challenges Confronting Whistleblowing and the International Civil Servant”; Review of Public Personnel Administration, 39(4): 611-634.

  • Moloney, K.

    “Debt Administration in Small Island States”; Australian Journal of Public Administration, 78(3): 325-340.

  • Moloney, K., Stoycheva, R

    “Partial Two-Way Mirror: International Organization Budget Transparency”; Global Policy, 9(1): 26-40.

  • Moloney, K., Chu, H-Y

    “Public Service Motivation, Ethics, and Corruption: The Jamaican Case”; American Review of Public Administration, 46(4): 436-458.

  • Moloney, K., Krislov, S.

    “Legal-Administrative Responses and Democratic Deconsolidation”; Public Organization Review, 16(1): 17-37.

  • Stirton, L., Lodge, M., Moloney, K.

    “Whitehall in the Caribbean? The Legacy of Colonial Administration for Post-Colonial Democratic Development”; Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Special Issue: Revisiting Westminster in the Caribbean, 53(1): 8-28.

  • Moloney, K.

    “Governing without Collaboration: State and Civil Society relations in Jamaica”; International Public Management Review, 14(1): 1-26.

  • Moloney, K.

    “Comment on Antti Talvitie’s Paper, 2012: Observed Differences in Corruption between Asia and Africa: The Industrial Organization of Corruption and Its Cure”; International Public Management Review, 14(1): 68-74.

  • Gulrajani, N., Moloney, K.

    “Globalizing Public Administration: Today’s Research and Tomorrow’s Agenda”; Public Administration Review, 72(1): 78-86.

  • Moloney, K., Gulrajani, N

    “Globalized World, Globalized Research, Version 20.20”; Public Administration Review, 70 (Special Issue): s298-s299.

  • Moloney, K.

    “Public Administration and Governance: A Sector-Level Analysis of World Bank Aid”; International Review of Administrative Sciences, 75(4): 609-627.