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Harvard appoints first Indian woman full professor


New Delhi: Gita Gopinath, an Indian-origin associate professor, becomes the first Indian woman to be appointed as a full.


professor at Harvard University's Department of Economics. She has been working in the area of international macroeconomics and finance.


The new appointment which is indicative of the position being permanent and life-long for Gopinath, also makes her the third woman to be appointed as a tenured full professor in the department. Drew G Faust, President, Harvard University confirmed her tenure which begins on July 1.


Chairman of Harvard's Economics department Professor John Campbell said that Gopinath is really becoming a  professional

leader in terms of training economists.
 
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