Susan Fleck

Alumni Ambassador, USA

Susan Fleck has 30 years of experience in economic growth, labor, immigration, gender, and development issues as they relate to economics. After receiving her M.Phil. degree in Development Studies (1986) from IDS, Susan worked with the International Center for Research on Women in Washington, DC.

Subsequently, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and carried out research work on women and work in Honduras. When she returned to the United States in the early 1990s, Susan pursued a PhD in Economics at the American University in Washington, DC, awarded in 1997.

Susan has worked in the US civil service at the Department of Labor, Department of State, and Department of Homeland Security on a wide range of economic and policy issues; she has publications covering the topics of productivity, international labor comparisons, and women’s role and gender relations in the work force in Honduras and Mexico.

She presently oversees the International Price Index program, which provides data and analysis of US import and export prices. Susan has also held short-term positions with the United Nations and other international and non-profit organizations working in development. She has taught graduate courses at American University and Georgetown University, and she is fluent in French and Spanish. Susan lives with her husband and daughter in Maryland.