IMF: Choosing the right boss for the future

The process for selecting a successor for Dominique Strauss-Kahn needs a significant overhaul.

John Jacobs
Published: Wednesday, 06/15/2011 12:00 am EDT

The candidates being considered for IMF's new boss do not inspire much hope for an institution in need of credibility. Much of the media's focus has been on the nationality of the candidates rather than on what capabilities are needed to address the IMF's major challenges: shifting to a more flexible policy orientation and adapting to a changed global economy.

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