|Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund|
|Assumed office |
1 January 2019
|Preceded by||Maurice Obstfeld|
|Born||8 December 1971|
|Education||University of Delhi (BA, MA)|
University of Washington, Seattle (MA)
Princeton University (PhD)
Gita Gopinath (born 8 December 1971) is an Indian-American economist. She is the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University. She is also a co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has worked as the Economic Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala.  She is a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a member of the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Gopinath is 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. Her research focuses on International Finance and Macroeconomics.
Early life and education[change | change source]
She earned a B.A. degree from Lady Shri Ram College for Women of the University of Delhi in 1992 and an M.A. degree in economics from Delhi School of Economics, also of the University of Delhi, in 1994. She completed an M.A. degree at the University of Washington in 1996. In 2001, she got a Ph.D. degree at Princeton University. She won Princeton's Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Research Award while doing her doctoral research at Princeton.
Honors[change | change source]
- 2011: chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
- 2014: named one of the top 25 economists under 45 by the International Monetary Fund.
- 2017: received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington.
- 2018: elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Personal[change | change source]
Gopinath's husband Iqbal Singh Dhaliwal is Executive Director at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They have a son named Rohil.
References[change | change source]
- "Christine Lagarde Appoints Gita Gopinath as IMF Chief Economist". International Monetary Fund. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
- "IMF appoints India-born Gita Gopinath as Chief Economist". The Times of India. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "Harvard Economist Gita Gopinath Appointed Chief Economist At International Monetary Fund". Headlines Today. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
- "Gita Gopinath joins IMF as its first female Chief Economist". The Economic Times. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
- "The Economist: IMF appoints a new chief economist, October 4, 2018".
- "10 things to know about Gita Gopinath, the new IMF chief economist". India Today. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "Mysuru elated as Gita Gopinath is IMF's chief economist". TR Sathish Kumar. Deccan Herald. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "Harvard economist Gita Gopinath appointed chief economist at IMF". The Economic Times. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
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