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Romer to succeed Basu as World Bank chief economist

Paul Romer is a New York University professor and economist and also a director of the Marron Institute of Urban Management

Romer to succeed Basu as World Bank chief economist

The World Bank is set to appoint Paul Romer, a New York University professor and economist, as the chief economist when Kaushik Basu’s term ends next week, The Wall Street Journal has reported on Saturday. Romer is also a director of the Marron Institute of Urban Management, said his website. He is the founding director of a project that conducts applied research on the many ways in which policymakers in the developing world can use the rapid growth of cities to create economic opportunity and undertake systemic social reform, it added. Romer earned a bachelor of science in ...