Susan Lund is a partner of McKinsey & Company at the McKinsey Global Institute, the firm’s economics and business research arm. A Ph.D. economist by training, Susan’s areas of expertise are labor markets, financial markets, and global economic growth. Her latest research examined five game changers that could significantly lift U.S. economic growth and employment, including shale energy, talent, infrastructure, trade, and Big Data. Susan is a frequent speaker at global conferences on economics, workforce development, and financial markets. She has authored numerous articles in leading business and academic publications, including Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Businessweek, and The International Economy Magazine. She is also a regular guest on National Public Radio. Susan joined McKinsey in 1997 as a consultant. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University. She has lived and worked in Africa and Asia, and now lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two daughters.