• Saturday, August 13, 2022


Indian Born Gita Gopinath Appointed as IMF Chief Economist

Gita Gopinath Photo: IMF.

By: Radhakrishna N S

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde appointed Gita Gopinath on Monday (1) as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department. Gopinath will succeed Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld, who announced in July that he would retire at the end of 2018. 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,” Lagarde said. “All this makes her exceptionally well-placed to lead our Research Department at this important juncture. I…

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