Global Perspectives with Lawrence H. Summers
September 27, 2016
About Lawrence H. Summers
Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University professor and president emeritus of Harvard University. He is also the Weil director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
He previously served as the 71st secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton; director of the National Economic Council for President Obama; and vice president of development economics and chief economist of the World Bank.
In 1987, he became the first social scientist to receive the annual Alan T. Waterman Award of the National Science Foundation, and in 1993 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to the outstanding American economist under the age of 40. In 1983, he became one of the youngest individuals in recent history to be named as a tenured member of the Harvard University faculty.
Summers earned a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and a PhD from Harvard in 1982.