Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Energy

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"Sustainable Visions," Project Syndicate, June 7, 2013.

"Paths to Sustainable Power," Project Syndicate, March 28, 2013.


 "Polluters Must Pay," Project Syndicate, November 26, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Obama Has Four Years to Fix the Economy," Financial Times, November 11, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Attention, Mr. President: No Politics, Just Our Solutions — Saving the Climate," Parade, November 4, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"A Global Solutions Network," Project Syndicate, August 22, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"A Rio Report Card," Project Syndicate, June 18, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals," The Lancet, June 9, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Sustainable Humanity," Project Syndicate, January 31, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Nigeria Hurtles Into a Tense Crossroad," International Herald Tribune, January 10, 2012. [Download as PDF]


"A New Path to a Low-Carbon Economy," Project Syndicate, October 27, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Making Sense of the Climate Impasse," Huffington Post, August 2, 2010. [Download as PDF]


"End the Politics -- Let Scientists and Engineers Lead," Huffington Post, 3 December 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Still Needed: A Climate Plan", Scientific American, July 2009

"Still Needed: A Climate Plan." Scientific American. July 2009.

"Putting a Price on Carbon: An Emissions Cap or a Tax?" Yale Environment 360. 7 May 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Needed: A Fiscal Framework -- Not a Stimulus." Scientific American. April 2009. [Download as PDF]

"3 billion poor people need world's help." 20 March 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Transforming the Auto Industry." Scientific American. February 2009. [Download as PDF]

"An Industrial Policy for Climate Change." McKinsey Quarterly. 23 February 2009. [Download as PDF]

"How to Bring Back the Big 3." Fortune. 17 February 2009. [Download as PDF]


"Priorities for Fixing the Financial Crisis." Scientific American. December 2008.

"Elite Education, Advanced Research and Innovation - Europe and the US in the Face of Challenges from the 'New World'" 8th Haniel Lecture, Duisburg, Germany, November 13, 2008
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"Coping with a Persistent Oil Crisis." Scientific American. October 2008.

"Using Carbon Taxes to Pay for Development." Financial Times. 24 September 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Climate Change: feed it and weep, or lead and reap." Sydney Morning Herald. 25 July 2008. [Download as PDF]

"A User's Guide to the Century." The National Interest. 2 July 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Less talk, more action needed." The Guardian. 25 June 2008.

"Stagflation is Back. Here's How to Beat It." Fortune. 9 June 2008.

"We Need a Power Surge." Time Magazine. 29 May 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Common Wealth." TIME Magazine. March 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Climate Change after Bali." Scientific American. February 2008. [Download as PDF]


"Meaningful Goals for Climate Talks." Scientific American. December 2007. [Download as PDF]

"The Road to Clean Energy Starts Here." Scientific American. May 2007.
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"Pay for it Now, or Pay for it Later." The Globe and Mail. 19 June 2006.
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"A Robust Strategy for Sustainable Energy," with Klaus Lackner. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2. 2005.
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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, The Penguin Press: New York, 2005.

Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Millennium Project, (Director),  Earthscan: New York, 2005.


"Mother of All Headaches," Review of The End of Oil and Energy at the CrossroadsOnEarth Magazine, Summer 2004.
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"Sustainable Development," Science, April 30 2004.
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"America's disastrous energy plan,"Financial Times, December 23, 2003
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"The real target of the war in Iraq was Saudi Arabia," Financial Times, 13 August 2003. [Download as PDF]

"American intentions are tainted by Iraq's oil" Financial Times, May 22, 2003.
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"The Geography of Poverty and Wealth," with Andrew D. Mellinger and John L. Gallup. Scientific American. March 2001.
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"Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth," with Andrew Warner, Leading Issues in Economic Development, Oxford University Press, 2000.
Reprinted in Spanish as "Recursos Naturales y Desarollo Economico" in Mineria y Desarollo, Gustavo Lagos (ed.), Foro en Economia de Minerales, Vol. 3, 2005.
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"Why Do Resource-Abundant Economies Grow More Slowly?," with Francisco Rodriguez in Journal for Economic Growth, 4, pp. 277- 303, September 1999.
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(previously "Natural Resources and Economic Growth: A Quantitative Exploration," with Francisco Rodriguez, mimeo, HIID, Spring 1999 [PDF]).

"The Big Push, Natural Resource Booms and Growth," with Andrew Warner, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 59, Issue 1, pp. 43-76, June 1999.
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"Natural Resources Abundance and Economic Growth," with Andrew Warner, HIID Development Discussion Paper #517a, October 1995.
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"Energy and Growth under Flexible Exchange Rates." in J. Bhandari and B. Putnam, The International Transmission of Economic Disturbances, (MIT Press, 1983), pp 191-220.
(previously NBER Working Paper 582)


"Energy and Resource Allocation: A Dynamic Model of the Dutch Disease," with Michael Bruno, published in special issue of Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 49, No. 159, 845-859, for the Cambridge University Conference on Unemployment, July, 1982. (previously NBER Working Paper 852) [Download paper as PDF]


"The New Geopolitics." Scientific American. June 2006.
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"Q&A: Jeffrey Sachs on the world's post-MDG future," SciDev.Net, June 12, 2013.