Lawrence Summers Quotes

Government legitimacy depends on a public perception of fairness.

Lawrence Summers
Lawrence Summers
  • Born: November 30, 1954
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Economist

Lawrence Henry Summers is an American economist, former Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank (1991–93), senior U.S. Treasury Department official throughout President Clinton's administration (ultimately Treasury Secretary, 1999–2001), and former director of the National Economic Council for President Obama (2009–2010). He is a former president of Harvard University (2001–2006), where he is currently (as of March, 2017) a professor and director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.