Summers' Meteoric Rise: A Career Timeline
Nov. 20, 1954--Born in New Haven, Conn.
1975--Receives B.S. in economics from MIT.
1979-1982--Serves on economics faculty at MIT.
1982--Completes doctorate in economics at Harvard.
1982-83--Serves as domestic policy economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
1983--At age 28, receives tenure from Harvard, becoming the youngest tenured professor in University history to that date. Holds professorship until 1993.
1991-1993--Serves as vice president of development economics and chief economist of the World Bank.
1993--Receives John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to the outstanding American economist under the age of 40.
1993--Appointed Undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury for international affairs.
1995--Promoted to Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.
July 2, 1999--Appointed Secretary of the Treasury.
Jan. 22, 2001--Chosen as Arthur Okun Distinguished Fellow in Economics, Globalization and Governance at the Brookings Institution.
March 2001--Recommended by the Harvard Presidential Search Committee to become the 27th President of Harvard University.