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Mysuru born IMF Chief economist Gita Gopinath to quit job

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Mysuru born Gita Gopinath, who is currently the chief economist at IMF will leave her job in January next year and return to the prestigious Harvard University, according to the global financial institution.

The 49-year-old prominent Indian-American economist had joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the Chief Economist in January 2019.

She was the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University when she joined the Washington-based global lender.

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday announced that the search for Gopinath's successor would begin shortly.

"Gita's contribution to the Fund and our membership has been truly remarkable - quite simply, her impact on the IMF's work has been tremendous," Georgieva said.

Mysuru-born Gopinath is the first-ever woman Chief Economist of the IMF.

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