Obama has appointed Esther Duflo as an adviser. She’s being described as a Socialist.
France’s Esther Duflo, a world renowned economist, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to join a government body dedicated to advising the administration on global development policy.
Called the Global Development Council, the group was founded by Obama in 2010 to help shape US development efforts abroad.
In total, eight appointments were announced as members for the Council, with Mohamed A. El-Erian nominated as chairman.
“These dedicated and accomplished individuals will be valued additions to my administration as we tackle the important challenges facing America,” Obama stated. “I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”
Esther Duflo will work with the other appointees to advise the president regarding economic matters and global development policy.
How’s that economy going in France? France’s economic freedom score is 63.2, making its economy the 67th freest in the 2012 Index. Its overall score has declined 1.4 points due to deterioration in business freedom and the management of public finance. France is ranked 30th out of 43 countries in the Europe region, and its overall score is slightly higher than the world average is nothing to brag about.