Indian-born Gita Gopinath became the second Indian and the first woman to be featured on the ‘wall of former chief economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Earlier, the former IMF Chief Economist and Director of Research Raghuram Rajan was the first Indian to achieve this honour. Additionally, Gopinath had served as the first female chief economist of the Washington-based global lender for three years.
in October 2018 she was appointed as chief economist at IMF. Later, in December 2021, Gopinatahn was the IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director.
Gopinath took to her Twitter to post a picture regarding this achievement and said, “Breaking the trend I joined the wall of former Chief Economists of the IMF.”
Previously, her research has also been published in many top economics journals. As Chief Economist of the IMF, she was the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.
Before joining the faculty of Harvard University in 2005, she was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.