Lawrence Summers, a University Professor at Harvard University, has had a wide-ranging career in government and has made significant contributions to the field of economics. In this podcast episode, he discusses the interconnected challenges facing the world, including economic, environmental, geo-political, and governance issues.
Summers is well-equipped to tackle these complex issues, drawing on his experience as the Director of the National Economic Council, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Chief Economist at the World Bank. His insights into the unprecedented fall in world poverty over the past half-century and the role of America in fostering a well-functioning global system are particularly valuable.
During the discussion, Summers also addresses the current experience with inflation, policies to address inequality, and the role of economists in policy making. His perspective is informed not only by his academic research, but also by his time as President of Harvard University and Managing Partner at D.E. Shaw.
This episode offers a unique opportunity to gain insight from a renowned economist and policy maker on some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today.