IMF names Gourinchas as new chief economist

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday it has appointed French-born economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas as the Fund's next chief economist, replacing Gita Gopinath, who is joining the IMF management team this month.

The Fund said Gourincha will start part-time on January 24 and transition to full-time Fund work on April 1. As economic counselor, he will serve as director of the IMF's Research Department.

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