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Lawrence Summers

Lawrence Henry Summers is an American economist and as of 2010, Director of the White House National Economic Council for President Barack Obama. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He is the 1993 recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal for his work in several fields of economics and was Secretary of the Treasury from 1999 to 2001, during the Clinton Administration.
Summers also served as the 27th President of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006. Summers resigned as Harvard's president in the wake of a no-confidence vote by Harvard faculty that resulted in large part from Summers' conflict with Cornel West, financial conflict of interest questions regarding his relationship with Andrei Shleifer, and a 2005 speech in which he suggested that the under-representation of women in science and engineering could be due to a "different availability of ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Lawrence Summers goes to bat for endangered Export-Import Bank
2014-07-07
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers is urging Congress to reauthorize the endangered Export-Import Bank, saying that allowing the agency to shut down while other countries have similar programs to boost their foreign sales would be "the ...
(Los Angeles Times)
  1. LARRY SUMMERS: Killing The Export-Import Bank Is The Equivalent Of ...
  2. Morning Scan: Debating the Ex-Im Bank's Future; Banks Scrap Remittances

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'The United States Global Leadership has Eroded'
2014-07-07
That's the title of an op-ed in the Washington Post by Lawrence Summers. Yes - that Lawrence Summers. Former Clinton Treasury Secretary and former economic advisor to President Obama. Summers doesn't mention Obama by name or blame him outirght ...
(American Thinker (blog))

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    The United States' global leadership has eroded
    2014-07-06
    By Lawrence Summers July 6 at 7:09 PM. The writer is a professor at and past president of Harvard University. He was treasury secretary from 1999 to 2001 and economic adviser to President Obama from 2009 through 2010. Coaches know that there is ...
    (Washington Post)

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      The Piketty cheat-sheet: Six must-reads on Thomas Piketty
      2014-07-04
      “Notwithstanding its flaws, Piketty has succeeded in making everyone ponder on the right questions,” writes Lawrence Summers, the former US treasury secretary and Harvard University president in his review of Piketty's work. “Piketty provides an ...
      (Livemint)

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        Lending Club Has Started Process of Going Public
        2014-06-27
        Its board of directors includes former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, former Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack, and venture capitalist Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. As the most visible company in the growing space, Lending ...
        (Wall Street Journal)

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          Lending Club IPO seeks $5bn valuation
          2014-06-27
          As the business has grown, chief executive Renaud Laplanche has attracted high-profile business figures such as John Mack, the former chief executive of Morgan Stanley, Lawrence Summers, the former US Treasury Secretary and Mary Meeker, the former ...
          (Financial Times)
          1. Lending Club has started process of going public

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          Jane Mendillo, Harvard And Big Shot Money Management Disappointment
          2014-06-11
          Lawrence Summers had made a multi-billion dollar bet on interest rates when he was president of Harvard that backfired big time. Mohamed El-Erian, who replaced Meyer at Harvard Management Co., had built large illiquid positions and derivatives bets ...
          (Forbes)
          1. Harvard endowment chief Jane Mendillo to leave post

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          More than money
          2014-06-09
          By Lawrence Summers — WITH Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the 21st Century, rising to number one on best-seller lists, inequality has become central to the public debate over economic policy. Piketty, and much of this discussion, focuses on the ...
          (Oman Daily Observer)
          1. Inequality extends beyond dollars and cents

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          Inequality is about more than money
          2014-06-09
          Grade four students work on laptop computers at Monarch School in San Diego, California With Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the 21st Century, rising to number 1 on best-seller lists, inequality has become central to the public debate over economic ...
          (Reuters (blog))
          1. US inequality goes beyond dollars and cents

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