Lisa D. Cook is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and in International Relations at Michigan State University. She was a national fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, on faculty at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and deputy director for Africa Research and Programs at Harvard’s Center for International Development.
Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, financial institutions and markets, innovation, and economic history.
From 2011 to 2012, she was a senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and served as president of the National Economic Association from 2015 to 2016. She is currently director of the American Economic Association Summer Training Program and a Sigma Xi distinguished lecturer.