MISCELLANEOUS

Gita Gopinath – Quick Bio

 

JUST IN  –  Gita Gopinath Appointed as Chief Economist at IMF. ( October 1 2018 )

Link from IMF – https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2018/10/01/pr18386-christine-lagarde-appoints-gita-gopinath-as-imf-chief-economist

 

A snapshot from Gita Gopinath’s resume looks like this –

EDUCATION & PERSONAL

  • Born Mysore,India (1971) , age :47
  • Bachelors in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi)
  • Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics  & University of Washington
  • Phd : Princeton University.
  • Lives in Weston, MA with her husband and son.
  • US Citizen, Overseas citizen of India

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Financial advisor to the Kerala Government ( 2017)
  • She currently is also the professor at Harvard University (  John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics  ) ( appointed permanent ,2010)  and the head of its Economics department. ( 3rd non-male and the only Indian after Dr.Amartya Sen )
  • Other posts –
  • 2011 – Chosen as Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum
  • 2001 – University of Chicago ( Assistant Professor )
  • 2005 – Harward University ( tenured Professor there in 2010)

OTHER

  • Co-editor – American Economic Review
  • Co-editor – Handbook of International Economics
  • Co-Director – International Finance and Macroeconomics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

EXPERTISE

Exchange rates, trade and investment, international financial crises, monetary policy, debt, and emerging market crises.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *