chief economist Gita Gopinath
Gita Gopinath pursued her PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 2001 following Masters in Arts (MA) degrees from both the Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington.
Gita Gopinath became the second Indian after former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to be appointed as chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. She is currently serving as the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University and will be taking over as IMF chief economist after Maurice Obstfeld retires in December.
Born and brought up in India, Gopinath is a US citizen and an overseas citizen of India. She pursued her PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 2001 following her MA degrees from both the University of Washington and Delhi School of Economics. She did her undergraduate studies in Bachelors in Arts program from Delhi University.
After completing her PhD, Gopinath subsequently joined the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business as an Assistant Professor. She joined Harvard in 2005 and, later, became a tenured Professor at the Ivy-league institute in 2010.
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