Lisa M. Lynch is Interim President and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis University. From 1995-1997 she was the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor and she has been a faculty member at Tufts University, M.I.T., The Ohio State University, and the University of Bristol. She has also been the President of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, a member of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a member of the National Academies Committee on National Statistics. 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 is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Economic Policy Institute. 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. 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.
Lisa Lynch joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2002.