"Breaking News: Blogger, David Dollar, Named Economic And Financial Emissary To China.
David Dollar, who heads up the blog, East Asia & Pacific on the Rise (a/k/a David Dollar's Blog) and the World Bank's China Director, has just been named by Timothy Geithner as "economic and financial emissary to China." Dollar, who was formerly an Assistant Professor of Economics at UCLA and a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, really knows whereof he speaks when it comes to economics and China.
Though there will no doubt be those who will attribute his pick to the favorable publicity I gave him in this post, (kidding!) I have to believe this particular pick was entirely on the merits."