Gita Gopinath appointed as Chief Economist of IMF
- Gita Gopinath has been appointed as Chief Economist of
International Monetary Fund (IMF). Gopinath was born and grew up in India.
- She is a U.S citizen and an Overseas Citizen of India.
- The development comes after IMF in a statement confirmed
that Gita Gopinath will succeed Maurice Obstfeld as IMF Chief Economist.
- International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director
Christine Lagarde appoints Harvard’s Gita Gopinath as IMF Chief Economist.
- Gopinath will succeed Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld, who
announced in July that he would retire at the end of 2018.
- Ms. Gopinath currently serves as the John Zwaanstra
Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.
- Gita is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with
impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual
leadership, and extensive international experience.
- Before coming to Harvard, she was an assistant professor of
economics at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.
- She studied B.A. Economics (Honors) at Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram
(LSR) College (1989-92)
- During 1992-94, she studied Masters in Economics at Delhi
School of Economics
- She joined the University of Chicago in 2001 as an Assistant
Professor before moving to Harvard in 2005.
- She became a tenured Professor there in 2010.