The Economic Outlook with Former Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew
Secretary Lew provides the freshest insights and an insider's knowledge of the individual people and policies affecting the direction of the global economy. He takes audiences into the future of the world economy, considering pressing fiscal policy issues such as the debt ceiling, trade sanctions, regulatory policy, and tax policy.
Why U.S. Economic Leadership Matters: In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew discusses America’s leadership in the global economy
Lew outlines how U.S. leadership of the global economic system has produced economic successes over the past 70-plus years, and why sustaining that economic leadership and adapting it to the challenges of our time are critical to future U.S. and global stability and prosperity.Read Lew's case for U.S. economic leadership >>
Jack Lew discusses the state of the world economy
United States Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew discusses global economic management and the importantce of the G-20. He discusses macroeconomic policies around the globe with a special focus on the EU and China, and shares his view on the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.Read more about Lew's take on the world economy >>
The Washington Post praises Jack Lew as a unique Washington insider who keeps America moving forward
The Post praises JACK LEW for being a unique kind of deal-maker, who cares less about politics and more about getting things done. Says the Post, "This hidden side of government is exemplified by Jack Lew, the treasury secretary and a two-time former OMB director. Quiet and self-effacing, Lew may be the most important official most Americans have never heard of. He illustrates the paradox of how Washington has continued to function over the past several decades even as the nominal institutions of government have become deadlocked and increasingly dysfunctional."Read the Washington Post's profile on Jack Lew >>
For the past four years, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew (2013- 2017) has served as the most senior economic official in the U.S. government, helping to shape policies that drove the longest economic recovery in American history. At Treasury, he oversaw all aspects of international and domestic fiscal policy, including issues related to financial regulation, global sanctions regimes, tax policy, debt management, and trade. As a speaker, he brings the freshest insights and an insider's knowledge of the individual people and policies affecting the direction of the global economy. Secretary Lew addresses these issues both from an historical perspective -- given his over 30 years of government experience -- and by looking forward to how the new Administration and Congress may tackle the many challenges they face. With his unique perspective, Secretary Lew presents an engaging view of how complex financial and geopolitical forces are shaping our economy, both domestically and overseas.
Secretary Lew previously served as White House Chief of Staff to President Obama (2012 - 2013). Prior to that role, Lew oversaw the U.S. budget as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2010- 2012), a position he also held in President Clinton's Cabinet from 1998 to 2001. Before returning to OMB in 2010, Lew first joined the Obama Administration as Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.
Before joining the State Department, Lew served as managing director and chief operating officer for two different Citigroup business units. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of New York University, where he was responsible for budget, finance, and operations, and served as a professor of public administration. From 2004 through 2008, Lew served on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service and chaired its Management, Administration, and Governance Committee.
As OMB Director from 1998 to 2001, Lew led the Administration budget team and served as a member of the National Security Council. During his tenure at OMB, the U.S. budget operated at a surplus for three consecutive years. Earlier, Lew served as OMB's Deputy Director and was a member of the negotiating team that reached a bipartisan agreement to balance the budget. As Special Assistant to President Clinton from 1993 to 1994, Mr. Lew helped design Americorps, the national service program.
Lew began his career in Washington in 1973 as a legislative aide. From 1979 to 1987, he was a principal domestic policy advisor to House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr, when he served the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee as Assistant Director and then Executive Director. He was the Speaker's liaison to the Greenspan Commission, which negotiated a bipartisan solution to extend the solvency of Social Security in 1983, and he was responsible for domestic and economic issues, including Medicare, budget, tax, trade, appropriations, and energy issues.
Before joining the Obama Administration, Lew co-chaired the Advisory Board for City Year New York and was on the boards of the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project, and the Tobin Project. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and of the bar in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.