Dr. Lisa Cook

Dr. Lisa Cook
Economist at Michigan State

Dr. Cook

March 29, 2022 | 7 p.m. | Elliott University Center Auditorium | 507 Stirling St, Greensboro, NC 27412

Can Addressing Gender and Racial Disparities in Innovation Unleash Economic Growth?

Dr. Lisa Cook, an economist and previous White House economic adviser, will join UNC Greensboro as the keynote speaker for the Harriet Elliott Lecture Series.

Currently, Dr. Cook is a professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University. During the 2011-2012 academic year, she was on leave at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and has had visiting appointments at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia.

She is a guest columnist for the New York Times (Economic View) and for the Detroit Free Press and a regular contributor on CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR. She speaks English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof.

Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, innovation, financial institutions and markets, and economic history. She previously served on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, as Deputy Director for Africa Research at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, and as a National Fellow at Stanford University.

This event is free and open to the public. 

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