Dr. Lisa Cook, an economist and previous White House economic adviser, will join UNC Greensboro as the keynote speaker for the Harriet Elliott Lecture Series.
Dr. Cook is a professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University. During the 2011-2012 academic year, she was on leave at the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama and has had visiting appointments at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia.
She is a guest columnist for the New York Times (Economic View) and for the Detroit Free Press and a regular contributor on CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR. She speaks English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof.
Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, innovation, financial institutions and markets, and economic history.