Susan Lund is a partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader of the McKinsey Global Institute, based in Washington, DC. She is an expert on global labor markets, financial markets, and trade. Her latest research assesses how new technologies and shifts in demand are impacting global trade and value chains. Recent research analyzed the effects of automation and artificial intelligence on the future of work and workforce skills; provided new evidence on the size and motivations of the gig economy in the United States and Europe; quantified the potential economic impact of digital finance and mobile money in developing countries; and assessed the continuing accumulation of global debt and potential risks.
Lund has an active travel schedule, discussing research findings with CEOs and other executives at global Fortune 500 companies, and is a frequent speaker at global conferences. She has authored numerous articles in leading business publications, including Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs. Lund is on the Board of the National Association of Business Economics and on the Economic Advisory Board of the International Finance Corporation. She is currently serving on the World Economic Forum Global Future Councils on the New Social Contract, and is a long-time member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Conference of Business Economists, and the Bretton Woods Committee. She holds a PhD from Stanford University and a BA from Northwestern University.