Tag: Chief Economist

UK foreign office appoints first Indian-origin member as chief economist

NEW DELHI: Kumar Iyer has been appointed by the UK government as the Chief Economist of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), making him the first Indian-origin member of the department’s management board. Iyer, who was born in London and spent his early years in India, has previously been based in Mumbai as Britain’s Deputy […]

IMF appoints India-born Gita Gopinath as Chief Economist

NEW DELHI: Gita Gopinath has been named as Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), becoming the second Indian to be appointed to the position. Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan had served as Chief Economist of the IMF. Gopinath would succeed Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld, who is to retire at the end of 2018, the […]

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