Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: China

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"Need Versus Greed," Project Syndicate, February 28, 2011. [Download as PDF]


"Rethink the Global Money Supply." Scientific American. June 2009.


"Better Cities, Better Life: Challenges for Shanghai." Shanghai Daily. 12 November 2008. [Download as PDF]

"The Olympics and China." People's Daily. July 2008.


"The Promise of the Blue Revolution." Scientific American. July 2007.
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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, The Penguin Press: New York, 2005.

"What the President Doesn't Want to Hear," Esquire, February 2005.
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"La lección china a Brasil," Vanguardia Dossier, July-September 2004.
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"Welcome to the Asian Century," Fortune Magazine, January 12, 2004
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"China's Growth after WTO Membership," with Wing Thye Woo, Journal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1., January 2003.
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"Geography, Economic Policy, and Regional Development in China," with Sylvie Demurger, Wing Thye Woo, Shuming Bao, Gene Chang, and Andrew Mellinger, Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 1 No. 1, Winter 2002, pp. 146-197.
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(previously CID Working Paper no. 77, October 2001 [PDF]).


“Understanding China’s Economic Performance” with Wing Thye Woo, The Journal of Policy Reform, Vol. 4, Issue 1, 2000; section on state enterprise sector reprinted as “The State Sector Under Reform” in Ross Garnaut and Yiping Huang (eds.), Growth Without Miracles: Readings on the Chinese Economy in the Era of Reform, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
(previously "Understanding China's Economic Performance," with Wing Thye Woo, HIID Development Discussion Paper #575, December 1996. [PDF]) .

"The Debate on Understanding China's Economic Growth," (with Wing Thye Woo) in Eric Maskin and Andras Simonovits (eds.), Planning, Shortage, and Transformation: Essays in Honor of Janos Kornai, MIT, 2000.


"Economic Reforms in China and India: Selected Issues in Industrial Policy," with Nirupam Bajpai and Tianlun Jian, HIID Development Discussion Paper No. 580, April 1997.
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"Chinese Economic Growth: Explanations and the Tasks Ahead," with Wing Thye Woo, in Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress, China's Economic Future: Challenges to U.S. Policy, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1996.
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"Trends in Regional Inequality in China," with Tianlun Jian and Andrew Warner, NBER Working Paper Series no. 5412, January 1996, and China Economic Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1996.
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"Understanding China's Economic Performance," with Wing Thye Woo, HIID Development Discussion Paper #575, December 1996.
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"China's Transition Experience," with Wing Thye Woo, Transition: The Newsletter About Reforming Economies, Vol. 7, No. 3-4, March-April 1996, World Bank Transition Economics Division. [Download as PDF]


"Understanding the Reform Experiences of China, Eastern Europe and Russia," with Wing Thye Woo, in Chyng Lee and Helmut Reisen (ed.), From Reform to Growth: China and Other Countries in Transition, OECD, Paris, 1994; published in German as "Zum Verstandnis der Reformerfahrungen in China, Osteeuropa und Rubland" in Hansjorg Herr and Kurt Hubner (ed.) Der lange Marsch in die Marktwirtschaft: Entwicklungen und Erfahrungen in der VR China und Osteuropa, Fachhochschule fur Wirtschaft Berlin, 1999.

"Structural Factors in the Economic Reforms of China, Eastern Europe, and the Former Soviet Union", with Wing Thye Woo, Economic Policy, 18, April 1994.
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"Comments on 'The Chinese and Eastern European Routes to Reform' by Alan Gelb, Gary Jefferson, and Inderjit Singh," in NBER Macroeconomics Annual Conference Volume, NBER 1993.

"Some Historical Perspectives on Chinese and Russian Economic Reforms," presented at conference in San Francisco on Transition of Centrally Planned Economies in Pacific Asia, published in conference volume.