New World Bank Chief Economist

Francois Bourguignon has been appointed chief economist at the World Bank, President James D. Wolfensohn announced today. He succeeds Nicholas Stern, who will leave the Bank Group in October to take up a senior civil service position in the UK government."After a global search, we are delighted to announce that Francois Bourguignon has accepted our nomination as Chief Economist," Wolfensohn said. "He is internationally recognized as an intellectual leader in the economics of public policy, i

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