The world is facing a ‘poly-crisis’ of interconnected economic, environmental, geo-political, and governance challenges. Lawrence Summers is particularly well placed to discuss these issues, given his wide experience in government, and the impact his research has had on economics. In a wide-ranging discussion, Larry discusses the unprecedented fall in world poverty over the past half-century, the role of America in fostering a well-functioning rules-based global system, the current experience with inflation, policies to address inequality, and the role of economists in policy making.
Larry is a University Professor at Harvard University. He has served as the Director of the National Economic Council, the Secretary of the Treasury, Chief Economist at the World Bank, President of Harvard University, and Managing Partner at D.E. Shaw.