May 26, 2024
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Gita Gopinath becomes first woman and 2nd Indian to feature on IMF’s ‘wall of former chief economists’

India-born Gita Gopinath became the second Indian and the first woman to appear on the IMF’s “wall of former chief economists” (IMF).

Raghuram Rajan, who served as the IMF’s Chief Economist and Director of Research from 2003 to 2006, was the first Indian to receive the honour. Gopinath joined the IMF in October 2018 as Chief Economist before being elevated to First Deputy Managing Director in December.

In a tweet that also featured the wall of past chief economists with her picture, she declared, “Breaking the trend, I joined the wall of former Chief Economists of the IMF.” For three years, Gopinath led the worldwide lender with headquarters in Washington as its first female chief economist.

The study of Gopinath has been included in numerous prestigious economics journals. Before being appointed IMF Chief She was an economist and the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at the Harvard University Department of Economics. She was an assistant professor of economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago before joining the Harvard faculty in 2005.

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