Economics positions: who Obama should appoint and why

Here is a run-down from Brad DeLong.  In addition to the analyses of particular names (I generally agree in the cases I can judge, though I would reappoint Bernanke, if only to limit market uncertainty), get this:

Trade Czar-nominee-designate-leekee. This will, I think, turn out to be
a much more important job in the Obama-Biden administration than people
recognize. Trade agreements are a principal way that we deploy our
foreign policy soft power. And trade sanctions are, I think, going to
be a principal tool in the construction of the system of global
governance to fight global warming.


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