Larry Summers’ blog

"Summers congratulates Ricardo Hausmann for 20 years at Harvard Kennedy School" May 26, 2021

"Many companies pay nothing in taxes. The public has a right to know how they pull it off." October 22, 2020

"A tribute to Marty Feldstein" September 16, 2019

"The Economist Who Helped Me Find My Calling" June 18, 2019

"What Marco Rubio gets right — and wrong — about the decline of American investment" May 31, 2019

"Further Thinking on the Costs and Benefits of Deficits" April 23, 2019

"Alan Krueger helped make life better for millions who will never know his name" March 21, 2019

"Responding to some of the critiques of our paper on secular stagnation and fiscal policy" March 20, 2019

"Who’s Afraid of Budget Deficits?" January 28, 2019

"Has economics failed us? Hardly" January 24, 2019

"Bringing accountability to powerful, unelected officials" October 3, 2018

"The financial crisis and the foundations for macroeconomics" September 13, 2018

"Setting the Record Straight on Secular Stagnation" September 3, 2018

"In Memoriam Dick Spangler" July 25, 2018

"How to actually help Puerto Rico" April 26, 2018

"No, “Obamasclerosis” wasnt a real problem for the economy" February 28, 2018

"In memoriam Bill McDonough" January 30, 2018

"Why Treasury Secretaries should stick with the strong dollar mantra" January 25, 2018

"If we want to improve global health, we need to start taxing the things that are killing us" January 18, 2018

"We are even more convinced that thousands will die prematurely if the ACA is repealed" December 12, 2017

"Susan Collins is wrong to say that the tax cuts will pay for themselves, despite the economists she cites" December 5, 2017

"Thousands would die as a consequence of the GOP tax bill" December 4, 2017

"Dear Colleagues: You responded, but we have more questions about your tax-cut analysis" November 30, 2017

"Dear colleagues, please explain your letter to Steven Mnuchin" November 28, 2017

"Trump’s version of capitalism looks a lot like revenge — and it endangers our democracy" November 28, 2017

"Revisiting Harvard and the American Dream" November 10, 2017

"What I do support in a new tax plan" October 26, 2017

"The Business Roundtable’s outlandish tax cut claims" October 24, 2017

"One last time on who benefits from corporate tax cuts" October 22, 2017

"Hassett’s flawed analysis of Trump tax plan" October 17, 2017

"Corporations would surely benefit from a Trump tax cut — but probably at their workers’ expense" October 13, 2017

"Trump could help Puerto Rico with the stroke of a pen. Why hasn’t he?" September 28, 2017

"Opportunity for Republican Senators to be 21st century Profiles in Courage" September 21, 2017

"Why the US government can’t be downsized" September 12, 2017

"Stan Fischer’s departure from the Fed: End of an era" September 7, 2017

"Cohn had a bad day with facts" September 5, 2017

"Issues under discussion at Jackson Hole" August 25, 2017

"Trump’s CEOs resigned. His staff should do the same." August 17, 2017

"Why don’t all CEOs quit Trump’s advisory councils?" August 15, 2017

"Western civilization and Presidential hypocrisy" July 12, 2017

"Our President is the greatest threat to our security" July 8, 2017

"5 reasons why the Fed may be making a mistake" June 14, 2017

"The problem with privatization" June 12, 2017

"What history tells us about Trump’s budget fantasy" May 30, 2017

"Trump’s “China deal” is only a good deal for China" May 24, 2017

"Trump’s budget is simply ludicrous" May 23, 2017

"Five suggestions for avoiding another banking collapse" May 21, 2017

"This time, Trump’s treasury secretary is undermining himself" May 2, 2017

"The future of banking" May 2, 2017

"Trump is undermining his own Treasury Secretary" April 28, 2017

"The robots are coming, whether Trump’s Treasury Secretary admits it or not" March 27, 2017

"Why scrapping NAFTA would be Trump’s big gift to China" March 24, 2017

"A correction to my farewell to Kenneth Arrow" February 28, 2017

"Case Still Out on Whether Corporate Short-Termism Is a Problem" February 9, 2017

"US adoption of a carbon tax would encourage others to follow" February 9, 2017

"Big risks in the hasty rollback of financial regulation" February 7, 2017

"Markets enjoying a sugar high that will not last" January 29, 2017

"Time for Business Leaders To Wake Up" January 24, 2017

"Disillusioned in Davos" January 20, 2017

"Congress is considering an extremely dangerous idea almost nobody has heard of" January 18, 2017

"The case for a proper program of infrastructure spending" January 17, 2017

"Public Infrastructure Investment in the National Interest" January 16, 2017

"Trump’s Carrier Deal – Ad Hoc Deal Capitalism" December 2, 2016

"The Future of Aid for Health" December 1, 2016

"Castro is Dead" November 29, 2016

"Most sweeping change in currency policy in the world in decades " November 21, 2016

"Winning an election does not entitle one to upend basic values" November 17, 2016

"Four things the Fed should do now to help the economy" September 30, 2016

"A Tribute to Shimon Peres" September 29, 2016

"Men Without Work" September 26, 2016

"The Fed’s complacency about its current toolbox is unwarranted" September 6, 2016

"Disappointed by what came out of Jackson Hole" August 29, 2016

"A Thought Provoking Essay from Fed President William" August 18, 2016

"Two Good Men" July 25, 2016

"When the best umps blow a call" July 14, 2016

"A Remarkable Financial Moment" July 6, 2016

"Why Brexit is worse for Europe than Britain" June 24, 2016

"Why Brexit would be a history-defining, irreversible mistake" June 21, 2016

"Groundhog Day at Fed June meeting" June 14, 2016

"Why Americans don’t trust goverment" May 26, 2016

"What you need to know about the next recession" May 24, 2016

"Data collection is the ultimate public good." April 4, 2016

"If we really valued excellence, we would single it out." April 1, 2016

"Vast double standard on American college campuses" March 31, 2016

"Corporate profits are near record highs. Here’s why that’s a problem." March 30, 2016

"Trump’s rise illustrates how democratic processes can lose their way" March 1, 2016

"In defense of killing the $100 bill" February 25, 2016

"Increasingly Convinced of the Secular Stagnation Hypothesis" February 17, 2016

"It’s Time To Go After Big Money" February 16, 2016

"Global security and pandemic risk" January 13, 2016

"A postscript to Delong and Krugman" January 2, 2016

"Thoughts on Delong and Krugman blogs" January 1, 2016

"The Fed and Financial Reform – Reflections on Sen. Sanders op-Ed" December 29, 2015

"My views and the Fed’s views on secular stagnation" December 22, 2015

"What Should the Fed Do and Have Done?" December 15, 2015

"Breaking new ground on neutral rates" December 14, 2015

"This $13 trillion question is more important than ever" November 9, 2015

"Advanced economies are so sick we need a new way to think about them" November 3, 2015

"Where Paul Krugman and I differ on secular stagnation and demand" November 2, 2015

"This critique of the Fed isn’t backed by logic nor evidence" October 28, 2015

"Plan for Puerto Rico should be the basis for prompt Congressional action " October 28, 2015

"Canadian elections proof that an anti-austerity message is a winning one" October 20, 2015

"Pandemic bonds have potential to be win-win-win" October 13, 2015

"Another argument for infrastructure repair" October 13, 2015

"The Importance of Global Health Investment" September 24, 2015

"The relationship between Universities and the Military" September 21, 2015

"Good news from Ukraine" September 17, 2015

"What to watch on Fed day" September 17, 2015

"Monetary policy should seek to avoid major surprises" September 15, 2015

"Why Ukraine’s debt deal is important not just for Ukraine, but for the West" September 14, 2015

"Thoughts on Freeman’s Bargaining for the American Dream" September 10, 2015

"Why the Fed must stand still on rates" September 9, 2015

"Larry’s new blog" September 7, 2015

"Thoughts on Ukrainian Debt Restructuring" August 29, 2015

"The Astonishing Returns of Investing in Global Health R&D" July 12, 2015

"Tomorrow Greece votes" July 4, 2015

"Comments from ECB Conference" May 22, 2015

"Feldstein Argues Price Indices Underestimate Real Income Growth" May 20, 2015

"Rethinking Secular Stagnation After Seventeen Months" April 16, 2015

"On Secular Stagnation: A Response to Bernanke"Ben Bernanke inaugurated his blog with a set of thoughtful observations on the determinants of real interest rates and the secular stagnation hypothesis that I have invoked in an effort to understand recent macroeconomic developments. I agree with much of what Ben writes. His challenges to the secular stagnation hypothesis have helped me clarify my thinking and provide an opportunity to address a number of points where I think there has been some confusion in the public debate. April 1, 2015