Rest in Peace: John Williamson who coined the phrase Washington Consensus

John Williamson of Peterson Institute who worked and coined the term Washington Consensus passed away on 11 Apr 2021.

The Peterson Institute for International Economics mourns the passing of John Williamson, a renowned international economist, and a founding senior fellow at the Institute, who died April 11 at his home in Chevy Chase, MD, at the age of 83. Williamson’s pioneering work on development economics, exchange rate regimes, international monetary reform, and many other subjects influenced the entire field of international economics. He was a prolific author and treasured mentor to many generations of scholars and policymakers, especially during his 32 years at PIIE.

John’s career included service at the UK Treasury, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the University of Warwick (UK), the University of York (UK), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Princeton University. Beyond his career, he was a legendary and lifelong birdwatcher and conservationist, who observed and recorded more than four thousand species of birds throughout the world. His scholarship and policy leadership were matched by his unflinching integrity, infused with wit, kindness, and humility. The Peterson Institute is profoundly grateful for the many condolences it has received.

Lots of tributes highlighting how his career was much more than Washington Consensus.

One Response to “Rest in Peace: John Williamson who coined the phrase Washington Consensus”

  1. Oleg Komlik Says:

    The Washington Consensus: Sociology of Economics and History of Ideas

    The Washington Consensus: Sociology of Economics and History of Ideas

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