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About Susan

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

Stanford University PhD in applied economics
Northwestern University BA in economics

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