India-born Harvard professor Gita Gopinath appointed IMF Chief Economist
Gopinath is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, the IMF said today.
New Delhi 1st October 2018: India-born economist Gita Gopinath Monday appointed as chief economist of International Monetary Fund, the IMF said in a statement.
Gopinath will succeed Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld, who would retire at the end of 2018, the IMF said.
She currently serves as the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.
“Gopinath is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership, and extensive international experience,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.
IMF Managing Director Christine @Lagarde appoints Harvard’s Gita Gopinath as IMF Chief Economist, replacing Maury Obstfeld who will retire from IMF in December. https://t.co/M6UV5qH714 pic.twitter.com/k16ztkYIwi
— IMF (@IMFNews) October 1, 2018
Gopinath did her Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 2001 after earning a B.A. from the University of Delhi and M.A. degrees from both the Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington.