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This is the first in a series of IMF podcasts that will showcase extraordinary work by extraordinary women in economics. In this episode, Dr. Lisa Cook, speaks with journalist Rhoda Metcalfe about her work using data on lynching and racial violence in the US to study the impact of violence on innovation and economic growth. Cook has made her mark not only as a black woman economist in a field dominated by white men, but for her ground-breaking research on how racism, sexism and violence prevent economies from achieving their potential.
Economist Lisa D. Cook says excluding African Americans and women from the innovation process costs the US economy almost $1 trillion per year.
Dr. Lisa Cook is Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University.
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