India-born economist Gita Gopinath was today appointed the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), making her the second Indian after former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to hold the position.
Gita Gopinath was born and brought up in India. She is a US citizen and an Overseas Citizen of India. Ms Gopinath received her Ph.D in economics from Princeton University in 2001 after earning a BA from the University of Delhi and MA degrees from both the Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington. She joined the University of Chicago in 2001 as an Assistant Professor before moving to Harvard in 2005.
She became a tenured Professor there in 2010.