Dr. Susan Lund is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm, based in Washington, DC.
Her research focuses on global financial markets, labor markets, and on economic growth. Recent reports have looked at shifting pools of global wealth and the rise of emerging market investors, prospects for US job creation and the future of work, and the long-term growth prospects for African economies. She has authored numerous articles in leading business and academic publications. She is a frequent speaker at conferences on economics and financial markets.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Susan worked extensively in developing economies, including the Philippines, Guinea-Bissau, and rural China.
Selected published work
“South Africa’s bold priorities for inclusive growth,” McKinsey Global Institute, August 2015
“Connecting talent with opportunity in the digital age,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2015
“Harnessing the power of shifting global flows,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2015
“Debt and (not much) deleveraging,” McKinsey Global Institute, February 2015
“Lions go global: Deepening Africa’s ties to the United States,” McKinsey Global Institute, August 2014
“Global flows in a digital age,” McKinsey Global Institute, April 2014
“QE and ultra-low interest rates: Distributional effects and risks,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2013
“Breaking the US growth impasse,” McKinsey Quarterly, August 2013
“Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal,” McKinsey Global Institute, July 2013
“Financial globalization: Retreat or reset,” McKinsey Global Institute, March 2013
“Debt and deleveraging: Uneven progress on the path to growth,” McKinsey Global Institute, January 2012
“An economy that works: Job creation and America’s future,” McKinsey Global Institute, June, 2011
“Africa: The next growth market,” Harvard Business Review, May, 2011
“Five myths about interest rates,” Washington Post, January 21, 2011
“Farewell to cheap capital: The implications of long-term shifts in global investment and saving,” McKinsey Global Institute, December, 2010
||PhD in applied economics
||BA in economics