Ex-IMF chief economist wants Fed’s Hoenig for Treasury

Thomas Hoenig

A former International Monetary Fund chief economist has called for Thomas Hoenig, the president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, replace Tim Geithner as US Treasury secretary.

Writing on his Baseline Scenario blog earlier this week, Johnson said: "There is an entirely plausible successor [to Geithner] already in waiting, ready now or whenever the president finally realises the need to fundamentally change banking policy."

"He's not a politician and he's not a banker. But he knows the politic

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