Susan Lund is a partner of McKinsey & Company and a leader of the McKinsey Global Institute. Her research focuses on global financial markets, labor markets, and economic growth. Recent research has examined the size and motivations of independent workers in the United States and Europe; sized the potential economic and social impact of digital finance in emerging economies; analyzed how digital technologies and cross-border data flows are transforming globalization; tracked the continuing accumulation of global debt and potential risks; and assessed growth prospects for African economies in an era of lower commodity prices.
Susan 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 global conferences. She has authored numerous articles in leading business publications, including Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs. Susan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Association of Business Economists, and the Conference of Business Economists. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She has lived and worked in Africa and Asia and currently resides in Washington, DC.