IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath to leave post in January

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath will leave her post and return to Harvard University’s economics department in January, the fund announced Tuesday.

Harvard University extended Gopinath’s leave of absence on an exceptional basis by one year, which allowed her to serve at the IMF for three years, the statement said.

She heads the International Monetary Fund’s research department which handles the quarterly World Economic Outlook report.

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