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Lawrence H. Summers is President Emeritus of
Harvard University. During the past two decades he has served in a
series of senior policy positions, including Vice President of
development economics and chief economist of the World Bank,
Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, Director
of the National Economic Council for the Obama Administration from
2009 to 2011, and Secretary of the Treasury of the United States,
from 1999 to 2001.
He received a bachelor of science degree from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and was awarded a
Ph.D. from Harvard in 1982. In 1983, he became one of the youngest
individuals in recent history to be named as a tenured member of
the Harvard University faculty. In 1987 Mr. Summers became the
first social scientist ever to receive the annual Alan T. Waterman
Award of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and in 1993, he was
awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to the
outstanding American economist under the age of
He is currently the Charles W. Eliot University
Professor at Harvard University. He and his wife Elisa New, a
professor of English at Harvard, reside in Brookline with their six
American Economic Policy
The Future of Globalization: Issues, Actors, and Decisions
Inside Government: Topics in Economic, Regulatory, and Legal Policy
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.
Selected Publication Citations:
Summers, Lawrence H. "Europe's Hair-Trigger Economy."
Reuters, March 18, 2013.
Summers, Lawrence H. "America has Multiple Deficits."
Reuters, January 22, 2013.
Summers, Lawrence H. "A Tax Reform to Cut Complexity, Increase
Fairness." Washington Post, December 16, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "The ‘Obama Debt’ Fallacy." Reuters,
November 5, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "Why the UK Must Reverse its Economic Course."
Reuters, September 17, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "America’s State Will Expand Whoever Wins."
Financial Times, August 19, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "The Reality of Trying to Shrink Government."
Washington Post, August 19, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "Focus on Equality of Opportunity, Not
Outcomes." Reuters, July 16, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "Europe Must Be Persuaded to Make a Permanent
Fix." Reuters, June 18, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "Look Beyond Interest Rates to Get Out of the
Gloom." Financial Times, June 4, 2012.
Summers, Lawrence H. "The End of the Line." Review of Austerity:
The History of a Dangerous Idea, by Mark Blyth. Financial
Times, April 12, 2013.