Lisa M. Lynch

Lisa M. Lynch, the Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy, is provost of Brandeis University. Previously, she served as interim president of Brandeis University from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Lynch served as dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management from July 2008 to October 2014, when she was appointed provost. Lynch 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 been a faculty member at Tufts University, MIT, the Ohio State University, and the University of Bristol. Lynch earned her BA in economics and political science at Wellesley College, and her MS and PhD in economics at the London School of Economics.

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