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Need to Focus on Investment for Long Term


Summers spoke with Bloomberg’s Stephanie Ruhle at Davos on January 23, 2014.  Summers said, “We need to focus on investment for long term.” Watch the video here.



 “Secular Stagnation? The Future Challenge for Economic Policy,” Institute for New Economic Thinking, Toronto April 12, 2014

“Globalist of the Year Award,” Canadian International Council, April 9, 2014

One on One with Larry Summers,” Business News Network, Toronto, April 10, 2014

“Need to do big things to address big challenges, CNN Money, April 2014

“Income Inequality,” The Lang & O’Leary Exchange, March 17, 2014

“Higher Education,” SB Nation, March 6, 2014

“Washington hawks urge tougher stance on Ukraine,” Financial Times, February 25, 2014

“How Washington can boost the economy,” Politico, February 24, 2014

“Summers’ stagnation warning,” On Point with Tom Ashbrook, February 6, 2014

“Need a much more inclusive prosperity,” The Lead with Jake Tapper on CNN, January 28, 2014

“Rethinking Technology & Employment,” World Economic Forum panel, Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2014

“The Future of Monetary Policy,” World Economic Forum panel, Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2014

“Gates & Summers Push Global Health Drive as Moral Imperative,” New York Times, January 24, 2014

“This generation can see grand convergence,” Bloomberg Television, January 23, 2014

“Summers on why the economy is broken – and how to fix it,” Wonkblog by Ezra Klein, January 14, 2014.

“Summers sees a very slack U.S. economy,” Bloomberg Television, January 6, 2014

“Economic Possibilities for Our Children,” National Bureau of Economic Research, The 2013 Martin Feldstein Lecture, December 2013.

“Global push seeks greater spending to improve health,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 18, 2013

“A victory in Rwanda,” US News & World Report, December 17, 2013

“Investing in global health,” CNN International, December 3, 2013

“Saving lives by improving global healthcare,” BBC World Service, December 3, 2013

“Once in a human history opportunity,” Harvard Gazette, December 2, 2013

“Its been a long time since rapid, healthy growth,” Bloomberg TV, November 21, 2013

“Summers to chair Citizen School’s board,” Boston Globe, November 20, 2013

“Summers named chair of national board of Citizen Schools, November 19, 2013

Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council, November 19, 2013

Fortune Magazine’s Q&A on markets, globalization, and technology, November 18, 2013.  

“Larry Summers on his decision-making process for the auto bailout,”  Harvard Business Review, November 15, 2013

“It’s important to get this right,” MSNBC’s Morning Joe, November 13, 2013  

“Larry Summers back in spotlight on deficit, growth,” POLITICO, November 12, 2013

Summers reviews Greenspan’s book, The Map and the Territory, The Financial Times, October 18, 2013

Preparing the Next Generation for the Workplace, Panel, New York Forum, Gabon, Africa, June 16, 2013

Summers at Israeli Presidential Conference, The Haaretz, June 19, 2013

“Admiration for what Israel succeeded doing,” The Calcalist, June 18, 2013

“My breakfast with Larry Summers, Bloomberg, June 4, 2013

Summers offers fiscal music to Democrats ears,” Marketwatch, June 4, 2013

“Larry Summers has something to say,” Dealbreaker, June 4, 2013

“Will Summers overshoot calling for 3% growth?” The Fiscal Times, June 4, 2013

The Wall Street Journal’s Seib & Wessel Breakfast Trascript, June 4, 2013

Senate Budget Committee Testimony on Austerity, June 4, 2013

Summers on the U.S. Auto-Industry Bailout, a BCG Perspective, May 2013

“A cultivated partnership,” The Harvard Crimson, May 30, 2013

“Faust looks forward, The Harvard Crimson, May 30, 2013

“Obama to name new leader of economic advisers council,” The New York Times, May 28, 2013

“Obama picks Furman as chief economist, Krueger steps down,” Reuters, May 28, 2013

Summers sees ‘long road’ for Europe,” Radio Free Europe, May 27, 2013

“Ease sequester, spend on infrastructure,” Reuters, May 16, 2013

“Margaret Thatcher’s legacy:  the difference resolve can make,” BBC World Service, April 9, 2013

“Faculty Focus: Summers on income inequality and advice for HKS students,” HKS Citizen, April 8, 2013

I think there is a sense that the economy may be turning,”  Marketplace Morning Report with Jeremy Hobson, April 5, 2013

 ”Government and business must work together to spur growth,” Harvard Kennedy School’s PolicyCast, April 3, 2013

“Delong says not time to cut US budget with free lunch,” Bloomberg Television, March 13, 2013

“Sequestration is a mistake and will take too much demand out of the economy,”  PBS’s Charlie Rose, February 26, 2013

“Sequestration a self-inflicted wound from which we have nothing to gain,” CNBC’s Squawk Box, February 26, 2013  

“Stan Fisher saved Israel’s economy.  Can he save America’s?” The Washington Post, February 17, 2013

“Offering Amnesty Hurts Tax Reform Efforts,” CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria, February 17, 2013

“On Lookout in Davos for Next Growth Story in Emerging Markets,” New York Times, January 27, 2013

“Debt reduction hawks and doves, Washington Post Editorial, January 26, 2013

“Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education,Harvard Business Review, January 25, 2013

“Davos prescriptions for the U.S. economy, Chrystia Freeland/Reuters blog, January 25, 2013

“Outlook for the U.S. Economy at Davos, Bloomberg News, January 24, 2013

“US default should be unthinkable” CNBC, January 15, 2013

“The Center for American Progress Names Lawrence H. Summers as Distinguished Senior Fellow,” December 17, 2012

“Boehner offers to take debt limit off the table, The Washington Post, December 16, 2012

“Former Treasury Secretary Summers to co-chair economic project at liberal think tank, The Washington Post, December 16, 2012

Lending Club Names Lawrence H. Summers to Board of Directors,December 13, 2012

“The President is not signing legislation-no way- that does not include raising taxes, CNBC’s Squawk Box, December 6, 2012

“Summers discusses the looming fiscal cliff,MSNBC’s Morning Joe, November 28, 2012

The fiscal cliff must be avoided,” CNBC’s Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo, November 9, 2012

Former Harvard president talks fiscal cliff,Yale Daily News, November 15, 2012

Political implications of the auto bailout,” CNN’s Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, November 5, 2012

“Youth unemployment: the big issue for the world’s economy,” The Telegraph, November 4, 2012

“The tension between politics and economics,” The Buttonwood Gathering, October, 2012

Auto bailout in ’09 key to Obama’s survival in Ohio,” Boston Globe, October 30, 2012

“Jewish Jocks, Boston Book Festival, October 27, 2012

“How to rise above the fiscal cliff,” CNBC’s Squawk Box, October 26, 2012

‘Opportunities in this economy,” CNBC’s Squawk Box, October 26, 2012

“Henry Jackson Initiative USA Launch,” October 25, 2012

“Mitt Romney’s budget plan is “alchemy,’” Huffington Post, October 23, 2012

“The European crisis: an American view,” The Institute for International and European Affairs, October 19, 2012

“Romney’s Plan Won’t Work,” CNN’s Ali Velshi, October 18, 2013

“Hugely Irresponsible to Dive Off the Fiscal Cliff, ” CNBC’s Squawk Box, October 17, 2012

The case for research, PROTO Magazine – Massachusetts General Hospital, Fall 2012

“Why university students need a well-rounded education,” The Globe and Mail, October 13, 2012

“Romney tax plan equivalent to hamburger and ice cream diet,” Huffington Post, October 11, 2012

“Summers calls for extending payroll tax cut,” Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2012

“Bartiromo:  Larry Summers’ Views on Economic Outlook,” USA Today, September 27

“Are you better off? The answer is less clear than in1980,” New York Times, September 4, 2012

“Larry Summers on Income Inequality,” Marketplace Radio, July 30, 2012

“Will economy push Washington to make a deal,” Scott Horsley, NPR, June 8, 2012

“Europe crisis hit by ‘realism failure’,” Mark Mardell, BBC News, June 7, 2012

“We’re killing the next generation,” Bonnie Kavoussi, Huffington Post, June 6, 2012

“Larry Summers talks jobs,” CNBC, June 4, 2012

“Lawrence Summers on Inequality,” American Conversation Essentials, May 30, 2012

“Buffett Rule isn’t class warfare, it’s common sense,” Freeland File, May 16, 2012

“A Greek exit from the euro could be “traumatic,” Freeland File, May 16, 2012

“U.S. faces stagnation similar to Japan’s lost decade,” Freeland File, May 16, 2012

“JPMorgan loss proves banks need bigger capital cushion,” Freeland File, May 16, 2012

“The Architect of Obamanomics,” The Kudlow Report on CNBC, May 10, 2012

U.S. Tax Policy Panel,” C-Span, May 3, 2012

Can German success extend to the rest of Europe? Freeland File, January 27, 2012

The Charlie Rose Show, July 12, 2011