Dean, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy
Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science
Lisa M. Lynch, Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy, has served since July 2008 as Dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. From 1995 to 1997 she was the chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. She has been a faculty member at Tufts University, M.I.T., The Ohio State University, and the University of Bristol.
Lynch is currently a member of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a member of the National Academies Committee on National Statistics and president-elect of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. Lynch is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Economic Policy Institute, and IZA in Bonn, Germany.
She has served as a director, deputy chair and chair of the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as well as chair of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve System.
She has published extensively on issues such as 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.
Lynch received her B.A. in economics and political science from Wellesley College and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics.