The State of the Economy


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Lawrence Summers
Center for Public Leadership

Former Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers discussed “The State of the Economy” with Professor of Public Service and Co-director of the Center for Public Leadership David Gergen.

Professor Summers discussed the implications secular stagnation, a phenomenon that he argued will continue to restrain U.S. economic performance, especially given lower labor participation rates and near-zero interest rates. He further discussed the impact that technology will have on our economy in the long term.