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Equitable Growth in Conversation

February 12th, 2016

Summers talks with Heather Boushey, of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, about how inequality affects economic growth and stability. The discussion explores secular stagnation—what it is, what problems it creates, and the issues for policymaking—as well as how inequality plays a role in the phenomenon.
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US economic statecraft & the global order

February 4th, 2016

Summers spoke on June 28, 2016 at The Economic Statecraft Speaker Series at the Center for Strategic Studies. The forum highlights the strategic role of economics in foreign policy and explores the making of international economic policy. continue

Will our children really not know economic growth?

February 2nd, 2016

Summers writes a review of Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The US standard of living since the Civil War in the February issue of Prospect Magazine. continue