Title

Dean and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy

Degree

Ph.D., The London School of Economics

Field of Specialty

Labor Markets, Unemployment, Economics, Organizational Innovation,

Contact Information

Irving Schneider and Family Building (Heller School) 115
781-736-3883
lisalynch@brandeis.edu

Lisa M. Lynch

Lisa M. Lynch is Dean and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. She 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 of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. From 1995-1997 she was the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor and she has served as a director (2004-2009), Deputy Chair, and Chair (2007-2009) 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 (2009). She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Economic Policy Institute, and IZA in Bonn, Germany. She has been a faculty member at Tufts University, M.I.T., The Ohio State University, and the University of Bristol and 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. She received her BA in economics and political science from Wellesley College and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics.

Publications

Lynch, Lisa M.. "The Evolving Nature of High Performance Workplace Practices in the United States." Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms. vol. 13, 2012. 211-239.

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Investments in Adult Lifelong Learning." Labor and Employment Law and Economics. Ed. Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Seth D. Harris, and Orly Lobel. London: Edward Elgar, 2009

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Annual Report of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession." American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings May. (2008).

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Discussion of ‘The outlook for labor supply in the U. S.,’ by Jonathan Pingle." Labor Supply in the New Century. Boston: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2008

Haltiwanger, John, Lisa M. Lynch and Christopher Mackie (editors). Understanding Business Dynamics: An Integrated Data System for America's Future. Washington, D.C.: National Research Council, National Academy Press, 2007.

Lynch, Lisa M. "Reengineering Labor Market Institutions in the Context of an Aging Workforce." Labor History 48. 3 (2007): 360-365.

Lynch, Lisa M. "The Adoption and Diffusion of Organizational Innovation: Evidence for the U.S. Economy." NBER working paper 13156, June 2007.

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Annual Report of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession." American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings May. (2007).

Imbens, Guido and Lisa M. Lynch. "Re-employment Probabilities Over the Business Cycle." Portuguese Economic Journal 5. 2 (2006): 111-134.

Black, Sandra E. and Lynch, Lisa M. "Measuring Organizational Capital in the New Economy." Measuring Capital in the New Economy. Ed. Carol Corrado, John Haltiwanger and Dan Sichel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Job Loss: Bridging the research and policy discussion." Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Economic Perspectives 2Q. (2005): 30-38.

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Labor Market Intermediaries for the Training of Low Wage Workers." Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the 21st Century. Ed. Richard B. Freeman, Joni Hersch and Lawrence Mishel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005

Black, Sandra E. and Lynch, Lisa M. "What's Driving the New Economy?: The Benefits of Workplace Innovation." The Economic Journal 114. February (2004): 97-116.

Black, Sandra E., Lynch, Lisa M. and Krivelyova, Anya. "How Workers Fare When Employers Innovate." Industrial Relations 43. 1 (January) (2004): 44-66.

Black, Sandra E. and Lynch, Lisa M. "The New Economy and the Organization of Work." The Handbook of the New Economy. Ed. Derek Jones. Academic Press, 2003

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Too Old to Learn? Lifelong Learning in the Context of an Aging Population." From Recurrent Education to the Learning Society: International Perspectives. Ed. David Istance, Hans Schuetze and Tom Schuller. Open University Press, 2003

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Bringing Economics into Policy Discussions: Reflections on the Office of the Chief Economist." Perspectives on Work 6. 2 (2002).

Black, Sandra E. and Lynch, Lisa M.. "How to Compete: The Impact of Workplace Practices and Information Technology on Productivity." The Review of Economics and Statistics (2001).

Lynch, Lisa M. and Stephen J. Nickell. "Rising Productivity and Falling Unemployment: Can the US Experience be Sustained and Replicated?." The Roaring Nineties. Ed. Alan Krueger and Robert Solow. New York, NY: Russell Sage, 2001

Donahue, John D., Lisa M. Lynch and Ralph Whitehead. Opportunity Knocks: Training the Commonwealth's Workers for the New Economy. Boston, MA: MASSINC, 2000.

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Payoffs to Investments in Children -- An Overview." Securing the Future: Investing in Children from Birth to College. Ed. Jane Waldfogel and Sheldon Danziger. New York, NY: Russell Sage, 2000

Lynch, Lisa M.. "The Transition from Initial Education to the Labour Market: Recent Experience in the United States." Preparing Youth for the 21st Century. Ed. OECD. Paris France: OECD, 1999

Lynch, Lisa M.. "What Can We Do? Remedies for reducing inequality." Growing Apart: The Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality. Ed. K. Parker and A. Fishlow. New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1999

Lynch, Lisa M. and Sandra Black. "Beyond the Incidence of Training: Evidence from a National Employers' Survey." Industrial and Labor Relations Review October. (1998): 64-81.

Lynch, Lisa M.. "A Needs Analysis of Training Data: What do we want, what do we have, can we ever get it?." NBER Conference on Research in Income and Wealth: Labor Statistics Measurement Issues. Ed. J. Haltiwanger, M. Manser and R. Topel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Wage Inequality and Long Term Unemployment: Is Human Capital the Answer?." Swedish Economic Policy Review Spring. (1998).

Lynch, Lisa M.. The New Workplace: What Does it Mean for Employers?. Proc. of Industrial Relations Research Association Papers and Proceedings. 1998.

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Human Capital Investments and Productivity." American Economic Review (1996).

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Payoffs to Alternative Training Strategies at Work." Working Under Different Rules. Ed. R. Freeman. New York: Russell Sage, 1994

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Entry Level Jobs: First Rung on the Employment Ladder or Economic Dead End?." Journal of Labor Research (1993).

Lynch, Lisa M.. "The Economics of Youth Training in the United States." The Economic Journal (1993).

Lynch, Lisa M.. "The Economics of Youth Training in the United States." The Economic Journal (1993).

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Workplace Training and its Impact on Earnings, Labor Mobility, and Productivity: The U.S. Experience." VocationalTraining: International Perspectives. Ed. G. Laflamme. Geneva: International Labour Organisation, 1993

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Private Sector Training and its Impact on the Earnings of Young Workers." American Economic Review (1992).

Lynch, Lisa M.. "The Private Sector and Skill Formation in the United States: A Survey." Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth. Ed. Gary Libecap. Greenwich: JAI Press, 1991

Lynch, Lisa M.. "The Role of Off-the-Job versus On-the-Job Training for the Job Mobility of Women Workers." American Economic Review (1991).

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Training and Flexible Compensation." Transforming U.S. Industrial Relations. Ed. G. De Santis. Milan: Franco Angeli publishers, 1991

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Using Human Resources in Skill Formation: The Role of Training." Transforming Organizations. Ed. T. Kochan and M. Useem. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991

Lynch, Lisa M.. Issues in the Use of Household Labor Statistics in Industrial Relations Research. Proc. of Industrial Relations Research Association Proceedings. 1990.

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Technological Innovation and Employment in Telecommunications." Industrial Relations (1989).

Lynch, Lisa M.. "The Youth Labor Market in the 80's: Determinants of Re-employment Probabilities for Young Men and Women." Review of Economics and Statistics (1989).

Lynch, Lisa M.. The Role of the Private Sector in Training. Proc. of Industrial Relations Research Association Proceedings. 1989.

Lynch, Lisa M.. Racial and Gender Differences in the Returns to Private Sector Training for Young Workers. Proc. of Industrial Relations Research Association Proceedings. 1988.

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Determinants of the Decertification Process: Evidence from Employer-Initiated Elections." Journal of Labor Research (1987).

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Individual Differences in the Youth Labor Market: A Cross Section Analysis." From School to Unemployment? The Labour Market for Young People. Ed. P. N. Junankar. London: Macmillan Press, 1987

Lynch, Lisa M.. "The Household Costs of Unemployment." Changing Labor Markets: A Longitudinal Study of Young Men. Ed. S. Hills. Boston: Lexington Books, 1986

Lynch, Lisa M.. "State Dependency in Youth Unemployment: A Lost Generation." Journal of Econometrics (1985).

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Job Search and Youth Unemployment." Oxford Economic Papers (1983).

Lynch, Lisa M. and Ray Richardson. "Unemployment of Young Workers in Britain." The British Journal of Industrial Relations (1982): 362-372.

Lynch, Lisa M.. "Strike Frequency in British Coal Mining: 1950-1974." The British Journal of Industrial Relations March. (1978): 95-98.

Courses Taught

HS 271a Perspectives in International Development