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Christine Lagarde and Kemal Dervis appear to be front-runners to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the IMF. Good candidates, no doubt, but in my view the best choice (if he could be persuaded to do it) would be Stanley Fischer, ex-MIT, ex-IMF, ex-World Bank and currently governor of the Bank of Israel. His performance in each role has been outstanding. I agree with Greg Mankiw’s assessment:

Stan is a superb economist and international policymaker: smart, sensible, experienced, personable, and open-minded. He would be an ideal person to head the IMF.

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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