Professor Lisa M. Lynch

Professor Lisa M. Lynch is the Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management and Director of the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity. She earned her BA in economics and political science at Wellesley College, and her MSc. and Ph.D. in economics at the London School of Economics. She previously served in also distinguishable academic positions, such as Brandeis University’s Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs from 2014-15 and 2016-2020; Interim President of Brandeis University from 2015 to 2016; and Dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management from 2008 to 2014. She has also been a faculty member at Tufts University, MIT, the Ohio State University, and the University of Bristol.

Professor Lisa M. Lynch is currently a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and is an elected member of the executive committee of the American Economic Association. She has served as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor (1995-1997); director (2004-2009), chair (2007-2009) of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; chair of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve System (2009); and president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (2013-2014). In addition, she has served on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2008-2015) and the National Academies Committee on National Statistics (2009-2015).

She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at IZA (Institute for Labor Economics, Germany). She has published extensively on the impact of technological change and organizational innovation (especially training) on productivity and wages, the determinants of youth unemployment, and the school-to-work transition, among other issues. She has published over 130 scientific documents and her research enjoys almost 10,000 citations, according to the Google Scholar database.

Professor Lisa M. Lynch is currently an Editorial Board Member of the journal Industrial and Labor Relations Review and has previously served on the Editorial board of the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Population Economics, and Labour Economics: An International Journal. Since 1978 she earned several awards and honors for her academic, research, and overall professional activity.

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