Latest from Lawrence H. Summers
  • Opinion

My column on the stimulus sparked a lot of questions. Here are my answers.

Larry Summers will now take your questions.
  • Feb 7, 2021
  • Opinion

The Biden stimulus is admirably ambitious. But it brings some big risks, too.

Going too big on pandemic relief is better than going too small, but lawmakers need to consider the impact on the Biden administration's hopes to "build back better."
  • Feb 4, 2021
  • Opinion

U.S. workers need more power

No other policies can address the systemic inequalities without distributing more power to workers.
  • Jun 28, 2020
  • Opinion

The IRS is leaving billions on the table. Here’s how it can collect that money.

Focusing on high-income people who do not file their taxes would free up billions.
  • Jun 22, 2020
  • Opinion

It is hard to imagine the field of political economy without Alberto Alesina

Political economy has become an important component of economics and political science. And Alberto deserves much of the credit.
  • May 24, 2020
  • Opinion

Given what we’re losing in GDP, we should be spending far more to develop tests

We’re in danger of overemphasizing the impact of the crisis on the economy.
  • May 5, 2020
  • Opinion

National governments have gone big. The IMF and World Bank need to do the same.

This proposal is constricted both in its time frame and the range of creditors included.
  • Apr 14, 2020
  • Opinion

Trump is missing the big picture on the economy

The right focus is not on false hopes.
  • Mar 24, 2020
  • Opinion

What the Fed can do to help with coronavirus’s economic aftershock

The Fed's rate cut might have been preemptive, but it could also be the best available option.
  • Mar 3, 2020
  • Opinion

If business leaders are serious about doing good, they can start by paying their taxes

Any company that wishes to be thought of as a good citizen needs to join the effort to combat corporate tax avoidance.
  • Jan 30, 2020