Layla O’Kane

Senior Economist and Research Director at Lightcast

Layla O’Kane is a Senior Economist and Research Director on the Economics team at Lightcast, where she manages projects that use labor market analytics to further public policy. Recent research topics include the diffusion of artificial intelligence, remote work growth, and skill disruption. Layla has presented her work at conferences organized by the UN, OECD, and APEC among others and has had her work featured on NPR, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other national media. Layla holds a BA in Economics and in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School.