Brief profile of Gita Gopinath

There is a nice profile of Gita Gopinath, the first Indian woman with tenure in Harvard’s Department of Economics. 

She points how her son has learnt the tricks of the game at age of 7:

It’s not often that shoveling snow inspires a discussion of foreign exchange rates. But that’s what happened when economist Gita Gopinath offered her 7-year-old son Rohil $10 for helping out. He insisted on being paid in rupees — 45 of them for every dollar.

“He gets to hear more economics than he needs at the dinner table,” said Gopinath, the first Indian woman with tenure in Harvard’s Department of Economics.

Her husband, Iqbal Dhaliwal, is also an economist, and is director of policy at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At home in Lexington, Mass., Gopinath said, “We keep exchanging notes.”

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One Response to “Brief profile of Gita Gopinath”

  1. Heneriko Says:

    Thumbs up for Gita! Her rise in the academia is very inspiring!

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