IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath To Leave Job, Return To Harvard University

Published:Nov 29, 202307:25

IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath To Leave Job, Return To Harvard University

Gita Gopinath,Mysuru-born, is the first-ever lady Chief Economist of the IMF.

Washington: IMF's Chief Economist Gita Gopinath will depart her job in January subsequent yr and return to the distinguished Harvard University, in line with the worldwide monetary establishment.

The 49-year-old distinguished Indian-American economist had joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) because the Chief Economist in January 2019.

She was the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University when she joined the Washington-based world lender.

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday introduced that the seek for Gopinath's successor would start shortly.

“Gita's contribution to the Fund and our membership has been truly remarkable - quite simply, her impact on the IMF's work has been tremendous,” Georgieva stated.

Ms Gopinath, Mysuru-born, is the first-ever lady Chief Economist of the IMF.

Harvard University had prolonged her depart of absence on an distinctive foundation by one yr, which has allowed her to function Chief Economist on the IMF for 3 years.

“She made history as the first female Chief Economist of the Fund and we benefited immensely from her sharp intellect and deep knowledge of international finance and macroeconomics as we navigate through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

“Gita also won the respect and admiration of colleagues in the Research Department across the Fund, and throughout the membership for leading analytically rigorous work and policy-relevant projects with high impact and influence,” Georgieva stated.

The IMF stated that as a part of her many vital initiatives, Ms Gopinath co-authored the “Pandemic Paper” on how one can finish the Covid-19 pandemic that set globally endorsed targets for vaccinating the world.

This work led to the creation of the Multilateral Task Force made up of the management of the IMF, the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the World Health Organisation to assist finish the pandemic and the institution of a working group with vaccine producers to establish commerce obstacles, provide bottlenecks, and speed up supply of vaccines to low- and lower-middle revenue international locations, the IMF stated in a press release.

Among her different key accomplishments, Ms Gopinath helped arrange a Climate Change workforce contained in the IMF to analyse, amongst different issues, optimum local weather mitigation insurance policies.

“I would like to express my personal appreciation to Gita for her impressive contributions, her always wise counsel, her devotion for the mission of the Research Department and the Fund more broadly, as well as her widely recognised inclusive and accessible approach to colleagues and staff,” Georgieva added.

Born in December 1971 to Malayalee mother and father, Ms Gopinath had her education in Kolkata and graduated from the Lady Shri Ram College of Commerce in Delhi. She did Masters from the Delhi School of Economics in addition to from the University of Washington.

Ms Gopinath did her Ph.D in economics from Princeton University in 2001 and she or he was guided by Kenneth Rogoff, Ben Bernanke and Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas.

She joined the University of Chicago in 2001 as an Assistant Professor earlier than transferring to Harvard in 2005. She grew to become a tenured Professor there in 2010.

She is the third lady within the historical past of Harvard to be a tenured professor at its esteemed economics division and the primary Indian because the Nobel laureate Amartya Sen to carry that place.

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