Gita Gopinath to leave IMF

Fund’s first female chief economist is set to return to Harvard

Gita Gopinath
Gita Gopinath
IMF/Joshua Roberts

Gita Gopinath is stepping down as the International Monetary Fund’s chief economist to return to her position at Harvard University.

The IMF said Gopinath would depart in January 2022 “as planned”. Harvard already extended her leave of absence “on an exceptional basis”, taking her tenure at the IMF to three years.

“Gita’s contribution to the fund and our membership has been truly remarkable,” said managing director Kristalina Georgieva. “She made history as the first female chief economist of

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