Lawrence H. Summers: Gabriel Silver Memorial Lecture

March 4th, 2013

Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University, former Director of the White House National Economic Council, and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, delivered the Gabriel Silver Memorial Lecture at SIPA on December 1, 2011.

Mr. Summers shared his views on the current economic situation and how to achieve growth. “If the private sector is unable or unwilling to enable and increase its spending, there is no alternative but for a government to be prepared on a temporary basis to expand its borrowing and expand its spending.”