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Secular Stagnation Q&A in The New Republic

In a July 2014 interview with the New Republic, Summers discusses secular stagnation and says, the economy hasn’t grown rapidly “in a financially sustainable way” for a long time. continue

The Economic Challenge of the Future: Jobs

On the 125th Anniversary of the Wall Street Journal, Summers wrote an essay on July 7, 2014 on the economic challenge of the future: Jobs.  Summers said the economic challenge of the future will not be producing enough. It will be providing enough good jobs. The piece concludes, “the challenge for economic policy will increasingly be generating enough work for all who need work for income, purchasing power and dignity.”  continue

Aspen Ideas Festival

Professor Summers participated in two sessions during the Aspen Ideas Festival.  On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 he held a discussion titled, “What does the future hold for our economy.”  On Monday, June 30, 2014, he had a conversation with Drew Faust about the future of universities. continue