Location: Doerr-Hosier, McNulty Room
Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, Elliot Gerson
Elliot Gerson is an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, responsible for its Policy Programs, its Public Programs and its relations with international partners.
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers is one of America’s leading economists. In addition to serving as 71st Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration, Dr. Summers served as Director of the White House National Economic Council in the Obama Administration, as President of Harvard University, and as the Chief Economist of the World Bank.
Larry Summers, former director of the White House United States National Economic Council under President Obama, believes that inequality isn't necessarily a negative byproduct of capitalism. Summers argues that we should judge the source of the inequality, because wealthy innovators like Steve Jobs have contributed greatly to society.