That didn't happen. Instead, over the past nine months ... the industry has actually added 45,000 jobsSummers touts gains in auto industry Apr 21, 2010
If you look at the things the experts have cited as causes (of the economic downturn) ... they are all addressed by this billReid plans to go ahead with reform vote Apr 25, 2010
The prospects of repayment are brighter than they were a year agoSummers: GM's IPO could end its bailout May 19, 2010
I will miss working with the president and his team on the daily challenges of economic policymakingLawrence Summers returning to Harvard Sep 21, 2010
The world is more divided today than it was in London (site of the last G20 summit) because nations not facing the prospect of a depression have that luxuryU.S. to face consensus challenges at G20 Nov 10, 2010
Lawrence Henry Summers (born November 30, 1954) 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 aptitude at the high end," and less to patterns of discrimination and socialization.
Summers has also been criticized for the economic policies he advocated as Treasury Secretary and in later writings. In 2009, he was tapped by President Obama to be the director of the White House National Economic Council. Since returning to government in the Obama administration, he has come under fire for his numerous financial ties to Wall Street.