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Academic Freedom and Anti-Semitism

Summers gave a speech to inaugurate the forum on academic freedom at Columbia Center for Law and Liberty on January 29, 2015.  In his speech, he said, “Academic freedom is essential if universities are to succeed in their missions of creating and disseminating knowledge.”   continue

At Davos: Challenges before the ECB

Summers discusses the challenges before the European Central Bank and explains why he sees Europe on its way to being the next Japan. He spoke to Bloomberg TV from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 21, 2015. continue

Inclusive Prosperity Commission

The Inclusive Prosperity Commission, co-chaired by Lawrence H. Summers, released a new report on January 15, 2015 that offers bold new prescriptions to reinvigorate the middle class and reduce income inequality.  Summer said, “No industrial democracy will succeed unless its middle class enjoys sustained growth in living standards. This depends not only on strong economic growth but also on assuring that its benefits are widely shared.”   continue