Video Archive

April 17th, 2014

Commission on Investing in Health 
Prompted by the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Development Report, a Lancet Commission revisited the case for investment in health and developed a new investment framework to achieve dramatic health gains by 2035. The report, chaired by Lawrence H. Summers, takes stock of the remarkable progress made over the last 20 years and highlights the potential for historic achievement over the next generation.

NABE: US Economic Prospects: Secular Stagnation, Hysteresis & Zero Lower Bound
Summers spoke to the National Association for Business Economics’ Economic Policy Conference on February 24, 2014 in a speech titled, US Economic Prospects: Secular Stagnation, Hysteresis and the Zero Lower Bound.

IMF Economic Forum – Policy Responses to Crises
Summers appeared on a panel with Ben Bernanke, Stan Fischer and Ken Rogoff at the IMF Economic Forum on Friday, November 8, 2013.  The panel, Policy Responses to Crises, included a discussion of optimal policy responses to mitigate the adverse effects of crises.

ABC Continuity Forum

2008 Revisited: The Economics of the Crisis

Larry Summers at CAP’s 10th Anniversary Policy Conference

Lawrence Summers discusses his research priorities at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government 

Why Summers is Worried about Cyprus
In an conversation with CNBC’s Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and Bill Griffeth on March 18, 2013, Summers talks about the developing situation in Cyprus saying “the questions is, next time, will everyone be on much more of a hair-trigger than before?” Watch the video here.

The New Economy Built on Sharing
On CBS Sunday Morning on March 24, 2013, Summers talks about the shared economy, saying “by bringing people together, by sharing our resources, we have a better economy.” Watch the video here.

Hardball Game of Cliff on Capitol Hill

US Default Should Be ‘Unthinkable’

American Conversation Essentials: Lawrence Summers on Inequality

A Conversation with Lawrence H. Summers
Lawrence H. Summers, director of the National Economic Council, remarks on volatile currency exchange rates, unstable European markets, and the negative effects of financial policy on organic economic growth.

This session was part of CFR’s Stephen C. Friedheim Symposium on Global Economics which was made possible through generous support from Stephen C. Freidheim.

Lawrence H. Summers: Gabriel Silver Memorial Lecture
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.”

Beyond the Fiscal Cliff: A Conversation with Lawrence H. Summers
Addressing the year-end combination of spending cuts and tax hikes known as the “fiscal cliff” isn’t the only urgent agenda item for U.S. lawmakers and policymakers today. It’s even more crucial that we come together as a nation on a long-term economic strategy that ensures U.S. global competitiveness while responsibly addressing challenges such as rising inequality and educational achievement gaps.

Lawrence H. Summers: ‘Consequences Will Be Disastrous’
NEW YORK, December 5, 2012 — Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers outlines possible outcomes if Congress and the White House fail to negotiate a “fiscal cliff” deal before the end of 2012 in a talk with Karen Finerman.

HBO History Makers Series with Lawrence H. Summers
Watch Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard University’s Charles W. Eliot university professor, reflect on his career in government and academia as part of CFR’s HBO History Makers Series.