February 24, 2024 11:47 am
Challenges in Today’s Economy: A Discussion on Econofact Chats

In this episode, Harvard University Professor Lawrence Summers discusses the multifaceted challenges that the world is facing in the economic, environmental, geopolitical, and governance spheres. With his wealth of experience in government and a significant impact on economics through his research, Larry is well-equipped to delve into these issues.

One of the main topics of discussion is the unprecedented decline in global poverty over the last fifty years and America’s role in fostering a well-functioning, rules-based global system. Additionally, Larry addresses current experiences with inflation, policies to combat inequality and the role of economists in shaping policy.

Throughout his career, Larry has held impressive positions such as Director of the National Economic Council, Secretary of the Treasury, Chief Economist at the World Bank and President of Harvard University. He currently serves as Managing Partner at D.E. Shaw.

The conversation between Larry and the host offers valuable insights into the state of the world today as well as potential strategies for addressing its complex challenges.

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