Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations
Michigan State University
Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College and received a second B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to this appointment, she was on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, a National Fellow at Stanford University, and Senior Adviser on Finance and Development at the Treasury Department. Her current research interests include economic growth and development, innovation, and financial institutions and markets. She was previously President of the National Economic Association and at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2011 to 2012. She is currently Co-Director of the American Economic Association Summer Program and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.