IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath To Leave Job in 2021 Return To Harvard University

Born in Mysuru, Gita Gopinath is the IMF’s first female chief economist.

Washington: According to global financial institutions, IMF Chief Economist Gitago Pinato will quit his job in January next year and return to the prestigious Harvard University.

A prominent 49-year-old Indian-American economist joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in January 2019 as Chief Economist.

She was Professor John Zwanstra of Harvard University’s International Studies and Economics when she joined the Washington-based global lender.

The IMF’s managing director, Cristalina Georgieva, announced on Tuesday that the search for Gopinas’ successor would begin shortly.

“The contribution of Gita’s fund and our members is truly remarkable. Very simply, her impact on the activities of the IMF is enormous,” said Georgieva.

Born in Mysuru, Ms Gopinath is the IMF’s first female chief economist.

Harvard University was exceptionally able to extend its vacation by one year and serve as Chief Economist at the IMF for three years.

“She made history as the fund’s first female chief economist. When we overcame the worst economic crisis since the Great Crisis, we had a great deal of knowledge from her keen intelligence and deep knowledge of international finance and macroeconomics. I have benefited.

“Gita has also won the respect and admiration of its colleagues in the research department throughout the fund, and has led influential and influential analytically rigorous work and policy-related projects throughout membership.” Said Georgieva.

The IMF, as part of her many important initiatives, Ms. Gopinas co-sponsored a “Pandemic Paper” on how to end the Covid-19 pandemic, which has set globally recognized goals for vaccination of the world. He said he wrote it.

This work led to the creation of a multilateral task force consisting of the leadership of the IMF, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization and the World Health Organization, helping to end the pandemic and establishing and identifying working groups with vaccine makers. bottom. The IMF said in a statement that it would accelerate trade barriers, supply bottlenecks and the provision of vaccines to low- and middle-income countries.

Among her other important achievements, Ms. Gopinato helped establish a climate change team within the IMF to analyze particularly optimal climate mitigation policies.

“Personal to Gita for her impressive contributions, always wise advice, dedication to research and fund missions, and a widely recognized, comprehensive and accessible approach to colleagues and staff. I would like to express my gratitude, “added Georgieva.

Born in Malayali’s parents in December 1971, Ms. Gopinas attended school in Kolkata and graduated from Lady Shreelam University of Commerce in Delhi. She holds a master’s degree from the Faculty of Economics in Delhi and the University of Washington.

Ms. Gopinath received her PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 2001 and was taught by Kenneth Rogoff, Ben Bernanke and Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas.

She entered the University of Chicago as an assistant professor in 2001 and moved to Harvard in 2005. She became a tenure professor there in 2010.

She is a tenured professor of economics at Harvard University’s history and the first Indian since Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.