Delhi University student Gita Gopinath appointed as the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan she is the second Indian to hold this position.
Gita completed her BA from from University of Delhi ,MA degrees from both the Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington and she received her PhD in economics from¬†Princeton University in 2001.She lives in U.S. but was born and brought up in India .
In 2001,she joined the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor before moving to Harvard in 2005. She became a permanent Professor there in 2010.Gita Gopinath is the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Economics at Harvard University. She is Co-Director of the International and Finance & Macroeconomics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research,a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston,a member of the Economic Advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York,Economic Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala state (India),a Co-Editor at the American Economic Review,Co-Editor of the current Handbook of International Economics¬†and was Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies.
In 2014, she was named as one of the Top 25 Economists under 45 by the IMF and she was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011.
Gita Gopinath has also served as a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group on G-20 Matters for India’s Ministry of Finance.In 2017,she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington.
She’ll be now be resigning from the post of Economic Adviser to Kerala’s Chief Minister.