Mission and Future of the World Bank

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On the eve of Paul Wolfowitz's nomination to head the World Bank, Allan Meltzer, professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University, and Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development and former director of policy research at the World Bank, discuss the mission and future of the bank.



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