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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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Summers: US Should Provide Reasonably Sized Aid Package for Ukraine
2014-03-12
Foreign economic support is important for Ukraine, but the United States and its European allies should be realistic about what they can provide quickly, says former White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers. The United States and Europe should ...
(Moneynews)

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    Ben Bernanke leads star line-up for financial forum in Abu Dhabi
    2014-02-25
    ... Financial Markets Forum (GFMF) on March 4 and 5, organised by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, will also feature Jean-Claude Trichet, the former president of the European Central Bank; the former US treasury secretary Lawrence Summers; and James ...
    (The National)
    1. Global Financial Markets Forum to kick off next week
    2. Bernanke To Speak At NBAD's GFMF In Abu Dhabi

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    Condemning a Boycott of Israeli Abuses
    2014-01-14
    By Lawrence Davidson. The controversy that broke out over the American Studies Association's December 2013 vote to adopt an academic boycott of Israel was inevitable. The ASA's academic boycott is a just a part of a much larger effort – the boycott ...
    (Consortium News)

      2013
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      Why Janet Yellen, not Larry Summers, should lead the Federal Reserve
      2013-09-07
      There is concern that the president might turn to another candidate, Lawrence H. Summers. Since I have worked closely with both of these individuals for more than three decades, both inside and outside of government, I have perhaps a distinct perspective.
      (Economic Times)
      1. Wall Street wants Larry Summers to head Fed

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      Raj Chetty Wins the John Bates Clark Medal
      2013-04-12
      Past recipients also include the former Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers, Milton Friedman, and Robert Solow. Mr. Chetty specializes in public economics, and has published widely cited and influential work — much of it featured in this newspaper ...
      (New York Times (blog))
      1. Harvard's Chetty Wins John Bates Clark Young Economist Award

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      Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg doubles down on 'Lean In' campaign
      2013-03-08
      Others wonder if the 43-year-old Sandberg, a one-time chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, wants to spark a social movement or simply launch the next stage in her career, perhaps even a bid for public office. Sandberg is clearly ...
      (San Jose Mercury News)

        2012
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        Obama (4)
        2012-04-27
        A Tough Slog”: Austan Goolsbee Weighs in on Jobs Data…and Obama’s Reelection (Yahoo Finance)
        Counterparties: Obama’s hypothetical middle-class tax hike (Reuters Blogs)
        Welcome to jobs week: Back near 200K? - Summers: Europe should focus on growth - Hot week ahead in China - Government job losses haunt Obama (Politico.com)
        Excerpt: As a member of President Obama's economics team, Goolsbee sided with (most notably) Larry Summers in advocating for less vs. more government spending to combat the downturn in 2009, according to accounts such as Ron Suskind's Confidence Men and... (Read article)

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        Hunger Games Sequel (6)
        2012-04-06
        Are these the candidates to direct The Hunger Games sequel? (Den Of Geek)
        Did ‘Hunger Games’ director wimp out on sequel? (YAHOO!)
        "The Hunger Games": Gary Ross Out as Sequel Director (toofab.com)
        Excerpt: There have been various reports this week as to when the new X-Men movie will shoot, but it seems Fox’s insistence on getting Lawrence on its set early in ... the movie in production by the end of the summer. So availability matters,... (Read article)

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        Larry Summers (8)
        2012-03-11
        The (Larry) Summers of Our Discontent (Common Dreams)
        ForgetLarry.Org Urges Rejection of Larry Summers as World Bank Chief (StreetInsider.com)
        With Larry Summers' World Bank Bid in Trouble, Mexico Insists on Open Process (Huffington Post)
        Excerpt: "Just between you and me, shouldn't the World Bank be encouraging more migration of the dirty industries to the LDCs (lesser developed countries)?" So 'no' to Larry Summers as World Bank president. Do those sound like the words of a man who... (Read article)

        2011
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        Housing Market (4)
        2011-10-27
        COLUMN - To fix the economy, fix the housing market: Summers (Reuters India)
        Demolitions would boost US housing market (Yahoo Finance, Financial Times)
        Lawrence Summers: How to save the housing market (Wichita Eagle)
        Excerpt: (Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard and former U.S. treasury secretary. He speaks and consults widely on economic and financial issues. The opinions expressed here are his own) REUTERS - The central irony... (Read article)

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        Larry Hughes wants an NBA Comeback (3)
        2011-10-26
        Larry Hughes seeking NBA comeback (Washington Post)
        Larry Hughes wants an NBA comeback. We all want an NBA comeback (YAHOO!)
        Larry Hughes Planning an NBA Comeback (SLAM)
        Excerpt: Larry Hughes wants back in, whenever the NBA lets players back in. Hughes sat out all of last season after he failed to secure the deal that he wanted in free agency two summers ago. “Obviously, I wanted to play,” Hughes said... (Read article)

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        Larry King (3)
        2011-10-25
        The Buzz | Larry King got his (Courier-Journal)
        Phineas and Ferb talk with Larry King (Orange County Register)
        Larry King does some breakdancing for 'Phineas and Ferb' (Los Angeles Times)
        Excerpt: Larry King is revealing that he gave money to Wall Street ... Sheen announced he was working on the pilot this summer, but FX just revealed that it picked the show up and ordered 10 episodes, with production to begin in... (Read article)