Geeta Gopinath, the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has once again hit the headlines. The IMF has drastically reduced estimates of growth in the Indian economy. The IMF released this estimate during the ongoing World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. IMF Chief Economist Geeta Gopinath has said that the impact of the slowdown in many countries including India is being seen worldwide.
Senior Congress leaders and former Union ministers Kapil Sibal and P Chidambaram have targeted the government over Geeta Gopinath’s statement. She had earlier come into the discussion by opposing demonetization. Today we tell you who Geeta Gopinath is-
Chief Economist of IMF became in 2019
Geeta was appointed as Chief Economist of IMF in Aktabur 2018. However, he took charge on January 1, 2019. She is the first woman to be appointed to this post. He replaces Maurice Abstfeld at IAMF, who retired on 31 December.
Gopinath has been appointed Chief Economist of IMF and Director of its Research Department. She is a professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University. She is also the co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has served as the Arthur Advisor to the Government of Kerala.
Students of Delhi University
Geeta was born on 8 December 1971 in Kolkata. He received his schooling from Mysore. She is the younger daughter of TV Gopinath and VC Vijayalakshmi. His parents originally lived in Kannur, Kerala. He received a bachelor’s in economics from the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi in 1992 and a Masters degree from the Delhi School of Economics in 1994. He also has a Masters degree from the University of Washington.
Member of G20 Advisory Committee of Ministry of Finance
She has been a professor of international studies and economics at Harvard University. He has previously taught at the University of Chicago as an assistant professor. She has also been included as a Distinguished Member in the G20 Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Finance, India. He received his PhD in International Comprehensive Economics and Business from Princeton University in 2001.
Gopinath’s husband is Iqbal Singh Dhaliwal IAS topper
Gopinath’s husband is Iqbal Singh Dhaliwal, a graduate in economics and a 1995 batch IAS topper. He later quit his job and went to Princeton University to study. Currently Geeta, her husband and son live in Cambridge (UK). Gopinath received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman from the President in the academic category in 2019.
Demonetisation has been criticized
After the IMF was elected chief economist, Geeta Gopinath strongly criticized demonetisation in India. Now those things he said are becoming viral on social media. During an interview, he said that no big economist can justify demonetisation. He said that all cash is neither black money nor corruption.