IMF appoints Gita Gopinath as chief economist

Written by October 2, 2018 06:13

Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday appointed Gita Gopinath, a professor at Harvard University, at its new chief economist.

“Gita is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership, and extensive international experience: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of IMF”, said in a press statement.

Gopinath,  studied at the Delhi School of Economics, holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.

She was previously working as a co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Gita is currently a Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.