Dean and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Labor Economics, Organizational Innovation, Applied Microeconometrics
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.
The London School of Economics, Ph.D.
The London School of Economics, M.Sc.
Wellesley College, A.B.
Awards and Honors
Fellow, Labor and Employment Relations Association (2013)
President, Labor and Employment Relations Association (2013)
Member, Advisory Council of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital (2012)
Director, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (2011)
Honorary degree, Scientiae Doctoris, Regis College (2011)
Member, Steering Committee, Employment Policy Research Network, 2010-present (2010)
Chair, Conference of Chairs, Federal Reserve Bank system (2009)
Member, National Academies Committee on National Statistics 2009-present (2009)
Member, Council of Economic Advisors, Governor's Office, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 2008-present (2008)
Member, Readiness Finance Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2008)
Chair, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 2007-2009 (2007)
Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute, Florence Italy (2007)
Susan C. Eaton Scholar Practitioner Award, Labor Employment Relations Association (2007)
Member, Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Relations Association (2006)
Director, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (2004 - 2009)
Who's Who in Economics (2003)
Tufts University Outstanding Faculty Award (2000)
James Paddock Teaching Award, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1998)
Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor (1995 - 1997)
William L. Clayton Chair of International Economic Affairs, Tufts University 1994-2008 (1994 - 2008)
I.R.I. Career Development Chair in Industrial Relations, M.I.T. (1989 - 1992)
MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching Award (1988)
Top Ten MIT Professors for Undergraduate Teaching (1988)
Ohio State University Pacesetter Award - Commendation for Research (1985)
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