WASHINGTON - American economist Jeffrey Sachs threw his name into the ring for the presidency of the World Bank on Friday in an unusual public campaign for the top global development job.
In an opinion piece in The Washington Post
, Sachs argued his credentials made him a better candidate than the bankers and politicians usually put forward by Washington."Unlike previous World Bank presidents, I don't come from Wall Street or US politics. I am a practitioner of economic development, a scholar and a writer," he wrote.