Lael Brainard

Governor, Federal Reserve System

Graduate (Hons), Wesleyan University; Master's and PhD in Economics, Harvard University; National Science Foundation Fellow. Career includes: work with McKinsey & Company; microfinance in West Africa; Associate Professor, Applied Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management. Formerly, Deputy National Economic Adviser and Deputy Assistant to the President on International Economics, Clinton Administration; US Sherpa to the G-8. With Brookings Institution: Vice-President and Founding Director, Global Economy and Development Program; Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in International Economics; Director, Initiative on Competitiveness. Currently, Undersecretary for International Affairs, US Department of the Treasury, advancing agenda of US leadership in the global economy to foster growth, create economic opportunities and address transnational economic challenges, development, climate change, food security and financial inclusion. Recipient: White House Fellowship; Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship.

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum