Gita Gopinath named IMF chief economist

Gita Gopinath
Gita Gopinath
World Economic Forum

The International Monetary Fund has chosen Gita Gopinath to become its new chief economist, replacing Maurice Obstfeld, who is due to step down later this year.

Gopinath is a professor of international studies and economics at Harvard University. She co-directs the international finance and macroeconomics programme at the National Bureau of Economic Research, is a visiting scholar at the Boston Fed, and acts as an adviser to the New York Fed.

She also co-edits the American Economic Review and

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