People: World Bank appoints Gill as chief economist


Washington, DC: The World Bank announced on July 21 that it had chosen Indermit Gill as its new chief economist, effective September 1.

Gill will succeed Carmen Reinhart, who has been chief economist since June 2020. Reinhart left the position on July 1 to return to academic work at Harvard University. Gill will also be senior vice-president for development economics.

Gill, the second Indian national to serve as World Bank chief economist, holds a PhD in economics from the University of

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