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The Conversation: George Osborne is a bad fit for the IMF – top economist takes a close look at his bid for the job


George Osborne, the former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, is touting himself as the next head of the International Monetary Fund. He is hoping to fill the forthcoming vacancy as the current managing director, Christine Lagarde, has been nominated to be the next president of the European Central Bank. Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, takes a look at his credentials and explains why he’s not the right fit for the job.

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