Monday, May 23, 2011

Carstens' Hat Is in the Ring

Agustín Carstens seems to have formally (as these things go) declared himself in the running for the top job at the IMF, saying, appropriately enough:
I think I have the merits to take the position of director general of the IMF.
The boomlet pushing Carstens seems to be growing, especially with Kemal Dervis dropping out. Simon Johnson (among various others) mentioned him as a possibility last week. It remains to be seen if Europe will surrender control over the post, but hopefully it will, in which case Carstens looks like a good bet. At that point, Mexico would have the top position at the OECD and the IMF at the same time. World domination: inevitable.

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