BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : MAY 24, 1999 ISSUE
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

Who Is Larry Summers?


BORN
Nov. 30, 1954, in New Haven, into a family of economists, including uncle Paul Samuelson.

EDUCATION
Bachelor's in economics, MIT, 1975; PhD from Harvard, 1982.

ACADEMIC CAREER
MIT, 1979-1982; Harvard, 1983-1991. Youngest tenured professor in Harvard's history in 1983.

WASHINGTON CAREER
Council of Economic Advisers under President Reagan 1982-1983. Advised Dukakis Presidential campaign in 1988. Chief Economist at the World Bank, 1991-1993. Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury since 1993.

MENTORS
Harvard's Martin Feldstein, outgoing-Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

PERSONAL
Treated for Hodgkins disease; in remission for more than a decade. Wife, Victoria, is a tax attorney. Twin daughters and a son.



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