Conversation with Dr. Lisa Cook

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Grad Women in Econ is extremely excited to host a conversation with Dr. Lisa Cook Friday October 26th, 1:30-2:30pm, in Littauer 3rd floor lounge (over tea and cookies)! All are welcome.

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about diversity and inclusion in our profession, so come with thoughts and questions. Dr. Cook has deep wisdom and expertise on these topics as someone at the heart of the profession’s efforts. We are particularly excited to have her here since her presentation was one of the highlights of the Berkeley summit on diversity in economics last month!

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About Dr. Cook

Dr. Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and at James Madison College at Michigan State University. As a Marshall Scholar, she received a second B.A. from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Dr. Cook earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, financial institutions and markets, innovation, and economic history. As a Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the 2011-2012 academic year, Dr. Cook worked on the euro zone, financial instruments, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Alongside her research and policy work she has been extremely influential in promoting diversity in economics, including as Co-Director of the American Economic Association Summer Training Program, a member of the AEA Committee on Equity, Diversity and Professional Conduct, and former President of the National Economic Association. (See here for a more detailed bio.)