Summers to give final speech as NEC director

Lawrence Summers will make his final public speech as the director of the National Economic Council at the Economic Policy Institute next week.

Summers will weigh in on his time overseeing the council, since he was named to the position in January 2009.

Summers is expected to leave the position at the end of the year, perhaps as soon as next week.

The White House is considering a number of candidates to replace Summers, including Roger Altman, an investment banker and former deputy Treasury secretary under the Clinton administration.