Larry Summers


  • Why Sylvia Burwell? What Obama was thinking Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Sylvia Mathews Burwell

    The HHS secretary nominee, the thinking goes, is a manager capable of keeping the Obamacare trains running on time, POLITICO's Ben White says.

  • Hedge fund showcase event considers new Asia venue Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Anthony Scaramucci and Tony Blair at a SALT conference

    SkyBridge's SALT Las Vegas has a lagging younger sibling, SALT Singapore.

  • Bernanke's payday in first post-Fed speech is... Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:10 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Bernanke: Fed could have done more during crisis Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke addresses the Brookings Institution on Jan. 16.

    Ben Bernanke said the Fed could have done more to fight the financial crisis and that he struggled to find the right way to communicate with markets.

  • Larry Summers vs George Osborne     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 3:40 AM ET

    Larry Summers said was is in agreement with U.K. finance minister George Osborne on stimulating investment, but conceded that he had not always been a fan of Britain's austerity policy.

  • Don't tear down the rich: Larry Summers Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 9:26 AM ET
    Larry Summers

    "America succeeds by raising everybody up. It doesn't succeed by tearing anybody down," Larry Summers tells CNBC.

  • We completely avoided a depression: Summers     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, discusses the government's intervention in preventing an economic collapse in the U.S. during the financial crisis of 2008, and shares his thoughts on the slow growth recovery. We got to find ways of doing more, says Summers.

  • Summers: Even easier policy for even longer     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans shares her thoughts on today's market activity at Post 9 including economist Larry Summers speech on QE and what it means to the broader growth of the economy.

  • Summers: Obamacare already better than expected Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    Larry Summers also said the Federal Reserve should concentrate on pushing the economy to expand.

  • Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers says the Federal Reserve's primary policy needs to emphasize spurring growth in the economy.

  • Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers discusses economic trends in the last 2 years, and the focus on income distribution. He hopes the government never loses sight of governing carefully and analytically.

  • Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers discusses health care costs, and the importance of getting Obamacare right. "For the first time since World War II, health care as a share of GDP has stopped going up," he says.

  • Larry Summers: 'I've moved on' from the Fed debate Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 5:03 PM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers thought it was "the right thing for the Federal Reserve" to withdraw from consideration for Fed chairman.

  • Former director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers says deregulation and regulation should be looked at issue by issue. "Dodd-Frank has accomplished a great deal," he says. And when asked about dropping out of the running for Federal Reserve chair, Summers, says it was the right thing to do for the Fed. He has moved on and is greatly enjoying private life.

  • Wrong to rely on monetary policy: Summers     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Former director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers reacts to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink's comments predicting a no taper until June 2014. "It's wrong to be relying on monetary policy as the main driver of the economy," he says.

  • Former director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers says Dodd-Frank has accomplished a lot. "Too big to fail still is an issue and concern," he adds.

  • Should've fought Yellen harder: Summers' friends Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:52 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    Lobbying for Larry Summers as Fed chairman should have happened earlier and been more aggressive, according to friends who spoke to CNBC.

  • Why the Fed won’t taper until 2014: Bond guru Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 7:07 AM ET
    Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    David Robin of Newedge says there's no way that the Fed will taper this year.

  • Fisher: Fed selection process 'terribly' mishandled Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

    The White House has "terribly mishandled" the process of picking the next chair of the Federal Reserve, said Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher.

  • Summers out, Yellen in?     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    With Larry Summers out of the Fed chairman race, Ben Bernkanke's successor is unknown. Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and John Tamny, Forbes, discuss the President's possible pick. And John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor, discuss rules to govern the U.S monetary policy.