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IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath: Neither a 'neo-liberal' nor left-leaning

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath: Neither a 'neo-liberal' nor left-leaning

  Hardlineleft-wingersmaycallher'neo-liberal',butGitaGopinathinherownwordsisa“trainedtechnocratandprofessionaleconomist”,whoisguidingKeralaChiefMinisterPinarayiVijayanoneconomicpolicies,andwilldosoattheInternationalMonetaryFund(IMF)whenshebeginshertwo-yeartermasitschiefeconomistinJanuary. Aleadingscholarinexchangerates,sovereigndebtandcapitalflows,Gopinathhascalledherappointment“veryexciting.”RaghuramRajan,theonlyotherIndia-bornchiefeconomistatIMF,hadoncetold ...

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First Published: Fri, October 05 2018. 09:27 IST
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