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Be­cause IMF chief Chris­tine La­garde is on point when she says, “Gita is one of the world’s out­stand­ing economists.” Pub­lished in the world’s lead­ing eco­nom­ics jour­nals, Gopinath’s re­search fo­cuses on in­ter­na­tional fi­nance and macro­eco­nomics

Be­cause she is the third woman and sec­ond In­dian af­ter Amartya Sen to be made a per­ma­nent mem­ber of Har­vard’s eco­nom­ics de­part­ment

Be­cause she ex­hausts data to get an­swers and when she has some, she uses them to turn con­ven­tional eco­nomic pol­icy up­side down

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Be­fore get­ting a PhD from Prince­ton, Gopinath stud­ied at the Delhi School of Eco­nom­ics and Lady Shri Ram Col­lege. Her en­tre­pre­neur fa­ther, T.V. Gopinath, used to say: “It isn’t im­por­tant where you study, but it’s im­por­tant that when you study, you have fo­cus and a tar­get” Be­cause it’s grand when your new em­ployer gives your past ex­pe­ri­ence an A+. World Bank pres­i­dent David Mal­pass said, “She’s ex­celled at a di­verse ar­ray of lead­er­ship chal­lenges in­clud­ing risk, trea­sury, fund­ing, reg­u­la­tory com­pli­ance and op­er­a­tions.” There’s very lit­tle she can’t do

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