Indian-American woman to be IMF chief economist

announcement was made by the IMF chief Christine Lagarde

Yet another proud moment for India as prominent Indian-American economist Gita Gopinath was appointed as chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.

The announcement was made by the IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

She said,”Gita is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership, and extensive international experience”.

She then named her as IMF’s new chief Economist.

Gita, who is 46 yr old, is to succeed Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld.

A US citizen, she was however born and brought up in India.

She received 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.

She is co-editor of the American Economic Review and co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

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