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Declaration on Universal Health Coverage

September 18th, 2015

On September 18, 2015, The Lancet published a declaration endorsing universal health coverage, signed by 267 economists in 44 countries. With the United Nations set to launch the bold sustainable development agenda, this is a crucial moment for global leaders to reflect on the financial investments needed to maximize progress by 2030. continue

Fed faces a fork in the road over interest rates

September 16th, 2015

On September 15, 2015, Summers talked with Chris Arnold of NPR’s All Thing’s Considered about the Fed’s upcoming decision on interest rates. continue

Rate hike doesn’t seem a prudent risk to take

September 10th, 2015

In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street on September 10, 2015, Summers said a rate hike isn’t a prudent risk to take. He told CNBC, the Fed can reverse course in seven weeks if it regrets its decision not to raise rates. continue