Published on: December 3, 2021
Indian-American Gita Gopinath, the chief economist of International Monetary Fund, is being promoted as IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director
- Born and brought up in India
- US citizen and an overseas citizen of India
- Pursued her PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 2001
- MA degrees from both the University of Washington and Delhi School of Economics.
- Undergraduate studies in Bachelors in Arts program from Delhi University.
- Worked as Professor in University of Chicago’s Graduate School , Harvard ,Ivy-league institute
- Co-editor of the American Economic review
- Co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
- Co-editor of the current Handbook of International Economics with Former IMF Economic Counsellor Kenneth Rogoff.
- Authored more than 40 research articles on a wide range of topics such as exchange rates, trade and investment, international financial crisis
- Served as the Economic Advisor to the Chief Minister of Kerala
- Visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
- Member of the economic advisory panel at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Served as a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group on G-20 Matters for India’s Ministry of Finance.
- Second Indian and first female chief economist in International Monetary Fund history, has been promoted as IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director
- Will IMF’s second-ranking official, replacing First Deputy Managing Director Geoffrey Okamoto who will leave the global lender in early 2022.
- In 2018 became the second Indian after former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to be appointed as chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.
- Was serving as the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.