Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

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

"Primary Health Care in Low-Income Countries: Building on Recent Achievements," Journal of the American Medical Association, May 16, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"The effect of an integrated multisector model for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and improving child survival in rural sub-Saharan Africa: a non-randomised controlled assessment," with Paul M Pronyk, Maria Muniz, Ben Nemser, Marie-Andrée Somers, Lucy McClellan, Cheryl A Palm, Uyen Kim Huynh, Yanis Ben Amor, Belay Begashaw, John W McArthur, Amadou Niang, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, Prabhjot Singh, and Awash Teklehaimanot. The Lancet, May 8, 2012. Download as [PDF]


"Rethinking Macroeconomics." Capitalism and Society: Vol. 4 : Iss. 3, Article 3. [Download as PDF]

"The G-20: bring on the peer pressure." 25 September 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Good News on Malaria Control." Scientific American. August 2009.

"Digital Soil Map of the World." with Pedro A. Sanchez, Sonya Ahamed, Florence Carré, Alfred E. Hartemink, Jonathan Hempel, Jeroen Huising, Philippe Lagacherie, Alex B. McBratney, Neil J. McKenzie, Maria de Lourdes Mendonça-Santos, Budiman Minasny, Luca Montanarella, Peter Okoth, Cheryl A. Palm, Keith D. Shepherd, Tor-Gunnar Vågen, Bernard Vanlauwe, Markus G. Walsh, Leigh A. Winowiecki, Gan-Lin Zhang. Science. 7 August 2009.

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

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

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

"Needed: a New Generation of Problem Solvers," with John McArthur. The Chronice of Higher Education. 18 June 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Paying for What Government Should Do." Scientific American. May 2009.

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

"The Economic Need for Stable Policies, Not a Stimulus." Scientific American. March 2009. [Download as PDF]

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

"Blackouts and Cascading Failures of the Global Markets." Scientific American. January 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Input Subisidies to Improve Smallholder Maize Productivity in Malawi: Toward an African Green Revolution", with Glenn Denning, Patrick Kabambe, Pedro Sanchez, Alia Malik, Rafael Flor, Rebbie Harawa, Phelire Nkhoma, Colleen Zamba, Clement Banda, Chrispin Magombo, Michael Keating, and Justine Wangila. PLoS Biology, 7(1): e1000023. 27 January 2009. [Download article as PDF]


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

"The Specter of Malthus Returns." Scientific American. September 2008.

"Millennium Goals at the Midpoint." Scientific American. August 2008.

"Land, Water and Conflict." Newsweek. July 2008. [Download as PDF]

Review of "One Minute to Midnight" by Michael Dobbs (Random House, 2008) and "Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History" by Theodore Sorenson (Harper, 2008). Jewcy Magazine. July 2008. [Download as PDF]

"The Challenge of Sustainable Development in Asia." International Herald Tribune. 16 June 2008.

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

"The African Green Revolution." Scientific American. May 2008.

"Bhagwati and Sachs on the Food Crisis." International Herald Tribune. 7 May 2008. [Download as PDF]

Bien Común.”  Centro de Investigación Social, Un Techo Para Chile.  Año 7, No. 12.  Segundo Semestre 2008.  Santiago, Chile, translated from “Common Wealth” TIME Magazine, March 2008.


"The $10 Solution." TIME Magazine. 4 January 2007. [Download as PDF]


"Investments Toward Sustainable Development," with Walter V. Reid. Science, Vol. 312. 19 May 2006.
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"Fighting Tropical Diseases," with Peter Hotez. Science, Vol. 311. 17 March 2006.
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"Why the U.S. Needs the U.N. More than Ever." Opening Argument, Vol. 1, Issue 2. December, 2005. 
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“What it will take to meet the Millennium Development Goals,” with John McArthur and Guido Schmidt-Traub, Sustainable Development International, Fifteenth Edition, September 2005.
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"Millennium Development Goals 'not doomed to fail,' SciDev.Net, with John McArthur and Guido Schmidt-Traub, 13 September 2005. [Download as PDF]

"The Development Challenge", Foreign Affairs, March/April 2005.
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"The End of Poverty," Time, March 14, 2005.
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"What the President Doesn't Want to Hear," Esquire, February 2005.
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"The Millennium Project: A plan to meet the Millennium Development Goals," Lancet, Vol. 365, January 22, 2005.
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"The Class System of Catastrophe," Time, January 10, 2005.
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“We Can End World Hunger: Here’s How,” with Pedro Sanchez, World Ark, November/ December 2004.
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"Book Review: Solving Global Crises: Economists Alone are not Enough," Lancet, Vol. 364, December 11, 2004.
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"How to Halve World Poverty," The Economist -- The World in 2005, November 2004.
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"If the US Won't, Germany Must," Internationale Politik, No. 4, 2004.
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"Mother of All Headaches," Review of The End of Oil and Energy at the CrossroadsOnEarth Magazine, Summer 2004.
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"Seeking a Global Solution: The Copenhagen Consensus neglects the need to tackle climate change," Nature, August 12, 2004.
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"How to Run the IMF," Foreign Policy, July-August 2004.
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"The Best Countries in the World," Newsweek, July 26, 2004.
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"A Simple Plan to Save the World," Esquire, May 2004.
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"Third World Disease," Ob.Gyn. News May 1, 2004.
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"Sustainable Development," Science, April 30 2004.
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"Priorities for meeting the Millennium Development Goals," with John McArthur, Global Future Magazine, First Quarter 2004.
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"Welcome to the Asian Century," Fortune Magazine, January 12, 2004
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"Minding the Gaps," Newsweek International Asia, October-December, 2003.
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“New Challenges 1: The Millennium Development Goals - How Far We Have Come,” Development Cooperation Ireland Annual Report 2003.
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"Weapons of Mass Salvation," The Economist, October 26, 2002.
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"Sacudir el futuro," Revista Incae, Vol XII, No. 2, September 2002

"The Essential Ingredient," New Scientist, August 17, 2002. [Download as PDF]

"Rapid Population Growth Saps Development." Science. July 19, 2002.
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"Improving the Health of the Global Poor.Science.   March 15, 2002.
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"What's good for the poor is good for America," The Economist.  July 12, 2001
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"A New Global Commitment to Disease Control in Africa," Nature Medicine, Vol. 7 No. 5, May 2001.
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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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"Glorifying Mediocrity." The International Economy. May/June 2000, p14. [Download as PDF]


"Why Dollarization is More Straitjacket than Salvation," with Felipe Larrain, in Foreign Policy, No. 116, Fall 1999.
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"Helping the World's Poorest." The Economist, August 1999. [Download as PDF]

"Investing in the World Health Organization," with Barry Bloom, David Bloom, and Joel Cohen, in Science, Vol. 284, 7 May 1999.
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"Strengthening India's Strategy," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Economic Times, (ET Exclusive: Harvard Pundits Reset the Agenda) February 8, 1999.
(previously working paper "Strengthening India's Strategy for Economic Growth," with Nirupam Bajpai, HIID Development Discussion Paper no. 641, July 1998.) [Download paper as PDF file]


"The Real Causes of Famine: A Nobel laureate blames authoritarian rulers," Time, October 26, 1998. [Download as PDF]

"Global Capitalism: Making it Work," Economist, September 12, 1998.
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"Strengthening India's Strategy for Economic Growth," in Economic and Political Weekly, Volume XXXIII, No. 29 & 30, Mumbai, July 18, 1998, with Nirupam Bajpai.
(previously working paper "Strengthening India's Strategy for Economic Growth," with Nirupam Bajpai, HIID Development Discussion Paper no. 641, July 1998.) [Download paper as PDF file]


"India's Economic Reforms: The Steps Ahead," with Nirupam Bajpai, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1997.
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"International Monetary Failure? The IMF's prescriptions might actually make Asia's financial turmoil worse," Time, December 8, 1997. [Download as PDF]

"POINT: Jeffrey Sachs says Asia's miracle is still alive," Time, September 29, 1997.

"The Limits of Convergence - Nature, nurture and growth," Economist, 14 June 1997. [Download as PDF]


"Alternative Approaches to Financial Crises in Emerging Markets," Revista de Economia Politica, Vol. 16, No. 2, April-June 1996.
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"Globalization and the U.S. Labor Market," American Economic Review, May 1996.
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"Economic Transition and the Exchange-Rate Regime," American Economic Review, May 1996. [Download as PDF]

"The Transition at Mid Decade," American Economic Review, May 1996. [Download as PDF]

"The Collapse of the Mexican Peso: What Have We Learned?," with Andres Velasco and Aaron Tornell, Economic Policy, No. 22, April 1996. [Download as PDF]

"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]

"Brazilian Inflation and the 'Plano Real'," with Alvaro Zini, Revista de Economia Politica, Vol. 15, No. 2(58), April-June 1995, and The World Economy, Vol. 19, No. 1, January 1996.
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"Old Myths About Poland's Reforms Die Hard," Transition: The Newsletter About Reforming Economies, Vol. 6, No. 11-12, November-December 1995, pp. 11-12, World Bank Transition Economics Division. [Download as PDF]

"The Age of Global Capitalism," Foreign Policy, No. 98, Spring 1995.

"Consolidating Capitalism," Foreign Policy , No. 98, pp. 50-64, Spring 1995.
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"Russia's Economic Prospects," in Bulletin: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. XLVIII, No. 3, December 1994.
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"Beyond Bretton Woods: A new blueprint," The Economist, October 1, 1994.

"Inflation, Debt, and Liquidity," with Kevin McDonald, Harvard Business Review, May-June 1994.

"Buying Time for Democracy," in European Brief, Vol. 1, No. 5, April/May 1994.
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"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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"Reussir la stabilization monetaire en 1993", in Economie Internationale, No. 54, 2 trimestre, 1993 (CEPII publication).

"International Linkages of the Korean Economy: Simulations with the Korean Global Model," with Jong-Wha Lee and Peter Boone, Seoul Journal of Economics, Vol. 6, No. 4, Winter 1993.
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"Strengthening Western Support for Russia," in International Economic Insights, Volume IV Number I, January/February 1993.
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"Prospects for Russia's Economic Reforms," with David Lipton, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1992.
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"Privatization in Russia : Some Lessons from Eastern Europe," paper presented at ASSA meetings in New Orleans, January 1992, American Economic Review, Spring 1992. Also published in Soumitra Sharma (ed.), Development Policy (London: St. Martin's Press, Inc.), 1992.
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"Toward a Market-Based Monetary System", with David Lipton, Central Banking, Vol. III, No. 1, Summer 1992.

"Structural Adjustment and International Trade in Eastern Europe: the Case of Poland," with Andrew Berg, Economic Policy, Vol. 7, No. 14, pp. 117-173, April 1992.
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"Vaincre la Peur," in Politique Internationale, proceedings for Colloquium "Quelle Democratie Pour L'Europe?", April 4, 1992.

"Testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee--Subcommittee on European Affairs," in Asteion, a Suntory Foundation publication, Japan, Winter 1992.

"Helping Russia," The Economist, December 21, 1991-January 3, 1992.
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"Poland's Big Bang After One Year," Skandianaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review, 1-2, 1991.
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"Spontaneous Privatization: A Comment," in Soviet Economy, Vol. 7, No. 4, October-December 1991.

"Poland's Big Bang: A First Report Card," The International Economy, January/February 1991.

"Sachs on Poland," The Economist, January 19, 1991. [Download paper as PDF]


"Privatization in Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland," with David Lipton and Lawrence H. Summers, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1990:2, and in Reforming Central and Eastern European Economies, V. Corbo, F. Coricelli, and J. Bossak (eds.), A World Bank Symposium. 1991.
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"Poland's Economic Reform," with David Lipton, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 69, No. 3. Summer 1990.
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"A Strategy for Efficient Debt Reduction," Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 1990. Reprinted in International Economics and International Economic Policy: A Reader, Philip King (ed.), McGraw-Hill, Inc.:New York, 1995.
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"Efficient Debt Reduction," in Dealing with the Debt Crisis, Ishrat Husain and Ishac Diwan (eds.), A World Bank Symposium, Washington, DC, 1989.

"Making the Brady Plan Work," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 68, No. 3, Summer 1989.
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"New Approaches to the Latin American Debt Crisis," Princeton Studies in International Finance, No. 174, July 1989, Princeton, NJ. Spanish translation in E1 Trimestre Economico, Vol. LVI (1), No. 221, Mexico, March 1989.


"Debt Management: A Hard Look at Realities," in Dividend, The Magazine of the School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, June, 1988, pp. 16-19.

"Interview: 'The Debt Crisis at a Turning Point'," in Challenge, May/June, 1988, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 17-26. [Download as PDF]

"Political and Economic Determinants of Budget Deficits in the Industrial Democracies," with N. Roubini, presented at International Seminar on Macroeconomics, Tokyo, June 7-8, 1988, published in European Economic Review, Vol. 33, No. 5, pp. 903-938, 1989 (North-Holland).
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"Prospects for Global Trade Imbalances: A Simulation Approach," Seoul Journal of Economics, Vol. 1, No. 1, (Seoul National University), pp. 41-74, March, 1988. Also published in Advanced Lectures in Quantitative Economics, F. van der Ploeg (ed.), Academic Press, 1990. [Download as PDF]

"The Debt Crisis: Structural Explanations of Country Performance," with A. Berg, presented at First InterAmerican Seminar on Economics (IASE), March 17-19, 1988, Mexico City, Journal of Development Economics 29 (1988) 271-306 (North-Holland). Spanish translation in E1 Trimestre Economico, Vol. LVI, July 1989, Mexico, special issue edited by Edmar Bacha and Sebastian Edwards.
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"Political Parties and the Business Cycle in the United States, 1948-1984," with A. Alesina, in Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 1987. [Download as PDF]

"The Bolivia Hyperinflation and Stabilization," American Economic Review, Vol. 77, No. 2, May, 1987.
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"Managing the LDC Debt Crisis," with John Williamson, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1986.
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"A New Approach for Managing the Debt Crisis," The Columbia Journal of World Business, Vol. XXI, No. 3, Fall 1986.
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Jones, Ronald W. and Peter B. Kenen, eds., Handbook of International Economics, Volume II (Review). Journal of International Economics, Vol. 21, No. 3-4, November 1986.
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"The Year of Development," Global Future, Second Quarter, 2005.
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"Debt Reduction: the Basis and Shape of a New Strategy," with Josef Kneer, in Intereconomics, January/February 1990.
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"Japanese Structural Adjustment and the Balance of Payments," with Peter Boone, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 286-327, September 1988. [Download as PDF]

"Future Development in the World Monetary System," Kinyu Journal Sha (Monthly Financial Journal), September 1988.

"Surging Food Prices and Global Stability." Scientific American. June 2008.

"Food For Thought." Economy Viewpoint, The Report - Senegal 2009. Oxford Business Group. April 2009.