Gita Gopinath Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children

Gita Gopinath Family

Gita Gopinath  Family and Parents – Gita Gopinath is an American economist serving as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund since 2019.

Name Gita Gopinath
Birthdate   8 December 1971 
Age (as of 2021) 50 years
Place of Birth Kolkata
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Iqbal Singh (m. 1999)
Children Yes
Parents T.V. Gopinath, VC Vijayalakshmi
Education  Princeton University
Profession American economist
Last Update December 2021

Gita Gopinath is an American economist serving as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund since 2019.In that role she is the Director of IMF’s Research Department and the Economic Counsellor of the Fund.She is on leave of public service from the economics department of Harvard University where she is the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics.

Gita Gopinath Family and Parents

Gita Gopinath was born on 8 December 1971 in Kolkata, India in a Malayali family.She is the younger of two daughters of T.V. Gopinath and V.C. Vijayalakshmi.Her family is related to the late A. K. Gopalan.Gopinath studied at Nirmala Convent School in Mysore.She received a B.A. degree from Lady Shri Ram College for Women of the University of Delhi in 1992 and an M.A. degree in economics from Delhi School of Economics, also of the University of Delhi, in 1994.

She further completed an M.A. degree at the University of Washington in 1996. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 2001 after completing a doctoral dissertation titled “Three essays on international capital flows: a search theoretic approach,” under the supervision of Ben Bernanke and Kenneth Rogoff.She was awarded the Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Research Award while doing her doctoral research at Princeton.

Gita Gopinath Husband and Children

Gita Gopinath is a Married Woman. Iqbal Singh Dhaliwal, Gopinath’s husband, is the Global Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Economics.

He started his public service career as a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), which he eventually left. He was the UPSC civil service’s first rank holder in 1995. He began his career as a Sub-Collector in the Tirunelveli District. Rohil is their son’s name. Gopinath is an Indian Overseas Citizen who has become a naturalised American citizen.

Gita Gopinath Net Worth

Gita Gopinath is an American economist serving as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund has an estimated Net Worth around $3 Million in 2021.

Name Gita Gopinath
Net Worth ( 2021 ) $3 Million
Income Source  American economist
Annual Income / Salary $174,368
Last Update  2021

Gita Gopinath Salary

Gita Gopinath Bassic estimated salary is $174,368.Senior Economist salaries at IMF can range from $130,000 – $275,994.This estimate is based upon 12 IMF Senior Economist salary report.

Professional Career

In 1992, Gopinath got her B.A degree in economics from University of Delhi. In 1994 Gita Gopinath got her first master’s degree at the Delhi School of Economics. In 1996, she got her second master’s degree in economics at University of Washington.

In 2001, Gita Gopinath got her Ph.D. in economics in the field of international macroeconomics and trade at Princeton University.She joined the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business as an assistant professor.In October 2018, Gopinath was appointed chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.

Gita Gopinath is the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Economics at Harvard University. She is co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a member of the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Economic Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala state (India), a co-editor at the American Economic Review, and a co-editor of the 2019 edition of the Handbook of International Economics.

In June 2021, Gopinath was appointed to the World Bank–International Monetary Fund High-Level Advisory Group (HLAG) on Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery and Growth, co-chaired by Mari Pangestu, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, and Nicholas Stern.

In 2018, Gopinath was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. Foreign Policy named her one of the Top Global Thinkers in 2019.In 2017, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington. She was named one of the top 25 economists under 45 by the International Monetary Fund in 2014 and was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011. In 2019, she was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President of India.


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