Jim Yong Kim, Dartmouth president, is Obama’s choice for World Bank

Josh Boak Politico 3/23/2012

President Barack Obama nominated Dartmouth College president Jim Yong Kim as the new president of the World Bank.

Citing Kim’s record working on international health in the Rose Garden Friday, Obama said, “It’s time for a development professional to lead the world’s largest development agency.”

Kim, a trained medical doctor who […]

World Bank Chief Calls for Return to Gold Standard

MoneyNews.com 08 Nov 2010

Leading economies should consider adopting a modified global gold standard to guide currency rates, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said on Monday in a surprise proposal before a potentially acrimonious G-20 summit.

Writing in the Financial Times, Zoellick called for a “Bretton Woods II” system of floating currencies as a successor […]