Robert Zoellick’s announcement last week that he will not seek a second term at the World Bank generated a lot of buzz. Most pundits raised age-old concerns, such as revising the selection process for the bank’s next leader. Some started making a list of potential candidates for the position. And Hillary Clinton, after evading the question many times, expressed interest in the job.
Who cares about the World Bank? by Saugato Datto, a former World Bank researcher who now serves as vice president for international development at ideas42, a behavioral-economics research and design lab based in Boston.
How to choose the best leader for the World Bank by Devesh Kapur and Arvind Subramanian, a nonresident and senior fellow, respectively, at the Center for Global Development. Kapur co-authored “The World Bank: Its First Half Century.” Subramanian, meanwhile, was assistant director at the research department of the International Monetary Fund before joining CGD and the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Hillary Clinton’s new job: At the world bank? by Ryan McMaken, communications director at the Colorado Division of Housing and writer for The Economics Blog. He provides commentary and analysis on economic trends.
Handicapping The World Bank Job by John Cassidy, staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and financial commentator for the BBC. He is also the author of “How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities.”
The next World Bank president must be from the developing world by The Economic Times, an English-language business newspaper in India.
Sebastian Mallaby: Robert Zoellick ‘modernized’ World Bank, an opinion piece on the changes that took place at the bank under Zoellick’s leadership. Mallaby is a senior fellow from the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “The World’s Banker.”
Does it matter who runs the World Bank? and The next World Bank president: A White House stuck between promises and political realities by Nancy Birdsall, president of CGD. She held several positions at the World Bank, including director of the policy research department, and was executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank from 1993 to 1998.
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