That ruling followed demands for shorter emails and reports. Officials complained Mr Romer cut off staff he thought were droning on in meetings and cancelled the bank’s Global Monitoring Report after he could not determine its purpose, according to someone close to the bank.

“Some say that I didn’t convey the criticism in the right way,” Mr Romer told the Financial Times. But “when it is a message that people do not want to hear, there is no right way”.

-Shawn Donnan ‘World Bank economist suffers for his attack on turgid writing‘ Financial Times


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