Lisa Lynch

William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs, Fletcher School at Tufts University

Lisa M. Lynch is the William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs and former Academic Dean at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Economic Policy Institute, and IZA in Bonn, Germany. From 1995 1997 she was the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor and she has been a faculty member at M.I.T., The Ohio State University, and the University of Bristol.

She is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, Chair of the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, and a member of the executive board of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

She has been Co-Chair of the National Academy of Science National Research Council panel on Measuring Business Formation, Dynamics and Performance, Chair and member of the Federal Economics Statistics Advisory Committee, and member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Monitoring Labor Standards, the President’s Advisory Board on Expanding Training Opportunities, the Board of Senior Scholars for the U.S. Department of Education's National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, the U.S. Department of Labor's National Longitudinal Survey Technical Review Committee, the Expert Panel for the US Department of Labor’s Strategic Research Plan for the Workforce Investment Act, and the Census Bureau’s Boston Data Research Center Advisory Board.

She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and was a Co-Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and an Associate Editor of Labour Economics. She has published extensively on issues such as the impact of technological change and organisational innovation (especially training) on productivity and wages, the determinants of youth unemployment, and the school to work transition.

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