Steering the IMF through uncharted waters

The organisation’s new chief economist Gita Gopinath brings expertise and an inquiring mind to a role that is as much about politics as economics

27th January, 2019
Gita Gopinath: plans to use the ‘broadest lens possible’ in search of solutions

Gita Gopinath has a knack for asking the kind of questions that, not so long ago, might have raised eyebrows inside the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she has just taken over as chief economist.

What if more emerging markets actively managed their currencies, like China does? What if an influx of capital risks sapping a nation’s productivity, not boosting it? Interrogating the data for answers, and using them to poke holes in the conventional...

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