In this episode, Lawrence Summers discusses the multifaceted state of the world, which is currently facing interconnected challenges in various spheres including economics, environment, geopolitics, and governance. With his extensive experience in government and significant impact on economics through research, Larry is well-equipped to delve into these issues.
Larry explores the unprecedented decline in global poverty over the past 50 years and America’s role in fostering a well-functioning, rules-based global system. He also discusses current experiences with inflation, policies to combat inequality and the role of economists in shaping policy.
Holding positions such as University Professor at Harvard University, Director of the National Economic Council, Secretary of the Treasury, Chief Economist at the World Bank, President of Harvard University and Managing Partner at D.E. Shaw makes Larry an impressive individual with an extensive resume.
The conversation is far-reaching and offers valuable insights into the current state of the world and potential strategies for addressing its complex challenges.