Who's who in #globaldev: October 2018 appointments

Gita Gopinath, new chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. Photo by: Stephen Jaffe / IMF / CC BY-NC-ND

International Monetary Fund

IMF has a new chief economist: Gita Gopinath, who currently serves as John Zwaanstra professor of international studies and economics at Harvard University. She will take over for Maurice Obstfeld when he retires at the end of 2018.

Gopinath is co-editor of the American Economic Review and co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research International Finance and Macroeconomics Program. She is also co-editor of the current “Handbook of International Economics” with former IMF Economic Counsellor Kenneth Rogoff.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.