Susan Lund

Partner, McKinsey & Company; Leader, McKinsey Global Institute

Susan Lund is a partner of McKinsey & Company and a leader of the McKinsey Global Institute. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology, globalization, and labor markets. Her latest research analyzes the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the future of work. Recent research assessed risk and resilience in global value chains and the impact on trade flows; analyzed the impact of automation and job growth at the local level in the United States and the European Union; and assessed the rise of digital flows and services trade in globalization. Lund has an active travel schedule discussing research findings with CEOs and other executives at global Fortune 500 companies and she is a frequent speaker at conferences. She has authored numerous articles in leading business publications, including Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Susan is on the Economic Advisory Board of the International Financial Corporation; a former board member of the National Association of Business Economics; the vice chair of the Conference of Business Economists; and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the Bretton Woods Committee. Susan holds a Ph.D. in applied economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University. She has lived and worked in Africa and Asia and is now based in Washington DC.


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