Diana Farrell

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Diana Farrell is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the JPMorgan Chase Institute. Previously, Diana was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company where she was the Global Head of the McKinsey Center for Government and the McKinsey Global Institute.

Diana served in the White House as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council and Deputy Assistant to the President on Economic Policy for 2009-2010. During her tenure, she led interagency processes and stakeholder management on a broad portfolio of economic and legislative initiatives. Diana coordinated policy development and stakeholder engagement for innovation and competition strategies broadly, and led financial policy initiatives including the passage of major legislation. She also served as a member of the President’s Auto Recovery Task Force.

Diana currently serves on the Board of Directors for eBay, The Urban Institute, and Washington International School. In addition, she is a Trustee Emeritus of Wesleyan University, a Trustee of the Trilateral Commission, and served as a Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Economic Progress. Diana is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Economic Club of New York, Bretton Woods Committee, and Aspen Strategy Group. Diana holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and has a B.A. from Wesleyan University from where she was awarded a Distinguished Alumna award.

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1 Sep 2018

Technological innovation is transforming economic exchange. Just a decade ago, the Online Platform Economy comprised a handful of marketplaces connecting independent sellers to buyers of physical goods. Today, many consumers use software platforms to procure almost any kind of good or service from independent suppliers...


26 Jan 2017

The growth of the Online Platform Economy (OPE) has been contributing to the changing nature of work. Is this marketplace building momentum towards systemic change in the labor force, or will it remain a small market for supplementary income? In previous work we highlighted that...


1 Feb 2016

Americans experience tremendous income volatility, and that volatility is on the rise. Income volatility matters because it is hard to manage. The typical household faces a shortfall in the financial buffer necessary to weather this volatility. Moreover, the decline in real wages since 2009 for...

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