A Short History of the Washington Consensus
Working Paper #126
About the Author
Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics
John Williamson is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development and also a Senior Fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics. He was Project Director for the UN High-Level Panel on Financing for Development (the Zedillo Report) in 2001; on leave as Chief Economist for South Asia at the World Bank during 1996–99; economics professor at Pontifica Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1978–81), University of Warwick (1970–77), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1967, 1980), University of York (1963–68), and Princeton University (1962–63); adviser to the International Monetary Fund (1972–74); and economic consultant to the UK Treasury (1968–70). He is author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of numerous studies on international monetary and development issues.