Washington: According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), its chief economist Gita Gopinath will quit her job in January next year and return to the prestigious Harvard University.
The 49-year-old prominent Indian-American economist had joined the IMF in January 2019 as its chief economist.
Mysore-born Gopinath is the first woman chief economist of the Global Financial Institute. Before joining the IMF, she was Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva announced on Tuesday that the search for Gopinath’s successor would begin soon.
Georgieva said, “Gita’s contribution to the IMF and our membership has been remarkable, simply put, her influence on the work of the IMF has been tremendous.”