Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

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"High stakes at the UN on the Sustainable Development Goals," The Lancet, September 19, 2013.

"New United Nations initiative on sustainable development comes to campus," Columbia Spectator, September 17, 2013.

"Zero new HIV infections among children can be a reality," with Michel Sidibé, CNN, September 16, 2013.

"What the US Can Learn from Denmark About Happiness!" Huffington Post, September 9, 2013.

"Calling Off America’s Bombs," Project Syndicate, September 3, 2013.

"Global Development’s Winning Goals," Project Syndicate, August 27, 2013.

"Bring Back Egypt’s Elected Government," Project Syndicate, July 15, 2013.

"Restore Egypt's Elected Government," Huffington Post, July 10, 2013.

"Profiles in Peacemaking," Project Syndicate, June 27, 2013.

"War lobby on top in Washington," Fareed Zakaria GPS, June 20, 2013.

"J.F.K. and the Power of Practical Idealism," International Herald Tribune, June 9, 2013.

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

"How JFK Moved the World Towards Peace," Huffington Post, June 4, 2013.

"John F Kennedy: 'We all breathe the same air'," Guardian, May 31, 2013.

"Why Turkey is Thriving," Project Syndicate, May 27, 2013.

"Time to End the Tax Havens," Huffington Post, May 9, 2013.

"Austerity exposes the global threat from tax havens," Financial Times, April 29, 2013. [Download PDF here]

"Suffer the Children, Suffer the Country," Project Syndicate, April 22, 2013.

"A Better Approach Towards North Korea," Huffington Post, April 15, 2013.

"Obama’s budget signals the retreat of US government," Financial Times, April 11, 2013. [Download PDF here]

"1 million community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015," with Prabhjot Singh, The Lancet, March 29, 2013. [Download PDF here]

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

"How Not to Make America Great," Esquire, March 25, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Happy Happiness Day!," Huffington Post, March 20, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"The hidden convergence of America’s rival budgets," Financial Times, March 18, 2013. [Download PDF here]

"Deficits do matter," with Joe Scarborough, Washington Post, March 7, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"How Obama's Politics Led to Sequestration," Huffington Post, March 4 2013. Download as [PDF]

"A Better Way to Fight Climate Change," Project Syndicate, February 28, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Obama has always planned to slash spending," Financial Times, February 27, 2013. Download as  [PDF]

"Mali is just the latest example of failed western thinking," Financial Times, February 7, 2013. [Download PDF]

"America’s New Progressive Era?" Project Syndicate, January 31, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Writing the Future," Project Syndicate, January 24, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"The Vision and the Budget," Huffington Post, January 22, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"That was no cliff. It was a kids’ playground," Times of London, January 2, 2013. Download as [PDF]

 "Reject the Deal," Huffington Post, January 1, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"The One-Million Community Health Worker Campaign," with Prabhjot Singh, Global Health and Diplomacy, Winter 2013. Download as [PDF]


 "Going Over the Cliff Is the Only Way to Save the Government," Huffington Post, December 29, 2012. Download as [PDF]

 "Retreating From Violence in 2013," Huffington Post, December 27, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"How the Right is Wrong About Happiness," Huffington Post, December 20, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Overcoming Delusions About the Second Amendment," Huffington Post, December 18, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Gun Control After Newtown," Project Syndicate, December 17, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Today’s challenges go beyond Keynes," Financial Times, December 17, 2012. Download as [PDF]

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

"The Great Fiscal Melodrama," Politico, November 15, 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]

"The Election," special in New York Review of Books, November 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Government, Geography, and Growth: The True Drivers of Economic Development," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2012. Download as [PDF]

"The Lost Generations," Project Syndicate, October 24, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Washing Up - and Saving Lives by the Millions," with Paul Polman, Huffington Post, October 15, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Finding the Keys to National Prosperity," Project Syndicate, September 26, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Achieving universal health coverage in low-income settings," The Lancet, September 8, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Economic Policy Beyond Gimmicks," Huffington Post, September 8, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Tackling Extreme Rural Poverty in Northern Ghana," Huffington Post, August 28, 2012. Download as [PDF]

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

"America has lost the battle over government," Financial Times, August 16, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Waiting in Vain for the Quick Fix," Huffington Post, August 6, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Our Summer of Climate Truth," Project Syndicate, July 27, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Move America's economic debate out of its time warp," Financial Times, July 12, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Does a country's economic prosperity lead to happiness?," Costco Connection, July 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]

"How to have growth beyond stimulus," Financial Times A-List, June 7, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Aid Works," Project Syndicate, May 30, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"The future of development goals," in the Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2012[Download as PDF]

"To save the eurozone, save the banks," Financial Times A-List, May 21, 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]

"Global health within our grasp, if we don't give up," CNN Opinion, May 9, 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]

"We must move beyond growth versus austerity," Financial Times, May 7, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Rise of Generation Occupy," excerpted from "From Cairo to Wall Street," Salon,  May 1, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"A World Adrift," Project Syndicate, 22 April 2012. [Download as PDF]

"World Happiness Report," with Richard Layard and John Helliwell. April 2012. [Download as PDF]

"The Happiest Countries Are in Northern Europe," with John Helliwell and Richard Layard. Huffington Post, March 30, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Breakthrough Leadership for the World Bank," Project Syndicate, March 27, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"The new World Bank president should strive to make a difference in Africa," Daily Nation, March 6, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"How I would lead the World Bank," Washington Post, March 1, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"A World Bank for a New World," Project Syndicate, February 24, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Entitlements Hysteria," Huffington Post, February 17, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"An American budget for the rich and powerful," Financial Times, February 13, 2012. [Download as PDF]

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

"Self-interest, Without Morals, Leads to Capitalism's Self-Destruction," Financial Times, January 18, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Breakthrough in Saving Lives in Rural Africa," Huffington Post, January 17, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Libertarian Illusions," Huffington Post, January 15, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"How the Wall Street Journal Misleads About Federal Jobs," Huffington Post, January 14, 2012. [Download as PDF]

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


"Gorbachev and the Struggle for Democracy," Huffington Post, December 26, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Western politicians are dire, but we mustn't despise government," The Guardian, December 16, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"How America is strangling the state," Financial Times, December 15, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Challenges at the Cutting Edge of Fighting Global Poverty," Huffington Post, December 4, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Politicians just don't care enough to tackle this scourge," The Independent, November 30, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Fairness and the Occupy Movement Revisited," Huffington Post, November 28, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"What Will Reform Wall Street?" Time Ideas, November 28, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Washington Leaves Millions to Die," Huffington Post, November 25, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Services without Tears," Project Syndicate, November 24, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"The Super Committee's Big Lie," Huffington Post, November 20, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"The New Progressive Movement," New York Times, November 12, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Let's Save the Eurozone From Itself," Sunday Business Post, November 12, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Emerging economies are key to the eurozone’s survival," Financial Times, November 7, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Now is the moment to bring banks to heel," Daily Mail, November 3, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Obama, the G20, and the 99 Percent," Huffington Post, November 1, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"A Nation of Vidiots," Project Syndicate, October 28, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"What sort of world awaits the seven billionth person?" Irish Times, October 28, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Multisector intervention to accelerate reductions in child stunting: an observational study from 9 sub-Saharan African countries," with Roseline Remans, Paul M Pronyk, Jessica C Fanzo, Jiehua Chen, Cheryl A Palm, Bennett Nemser, Maria Muniz, Alex Radunsky, Alem Hadera Abay, Mouctar Coulibaly, Joseph Mensah-Homiah, Margaret Wagah, Xiaoyi An, Christine Mwaura, Eva Quintana, Marie-Andree Somers, Pedro A Sanchez, Sonia E Sachs, and John W McArthur. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 95, October 26, 2011.

"Plan B: Agree financial transaction tax," New Statesman, October 18, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Message to Wall Street," Huffington Post, October 17, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Occupy Wall Street and the Demand for Economic Justice," Huffington Post, October 13, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"The Murdoch Legacy," Huffington Post, October 10, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"The Budget for True National Security," Huffington Post, October 7, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"A New Direction for American Economic Policy," Huffington Post, October 4, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Paul Ryan, American Values and Corporatocracy," Huffington Post, October 3, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Globalization’s Government," Project Syndicate, September 30, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Why America Must Revive Its Middle Class," TIME Magazine, September 30, 2011.

"Grim Realities in the Obama Budget Plan," Huffington Post, September 21, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Two Parties, No Solutions to Jobs," Huffington Post, September 16, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"A Real Jobs Program," Huffington Post, September 9, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"In the Front Line," Our Planet, September 2011. [Download as PDF]

"America and the Pursuit of Happiness," Huffington Post, August 30, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"CEO Follies," Huffington Post, August 22, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Tripped up by globalisation." Financial Times. August 18, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"A New Economic Strategy for America." Politico. August 4, 2011. [Download as PDF]


"Monitoring the world's agriculture," with Roseline Remans et al., Nature, July 29, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Wall Street Journal Editors: Time to Look at the Data," Huffington Post, May 7, 2010. [Download as PDF]


"Hold the rich nations to their word," Financial Times, 16 December 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Enough posturing politics. Time to let the experts lead." The Guardian. 2 December 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Transgressing Planetary Boundaries," Scientific American, December 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Obama has lost his way on jobs," Financial Times. 11 November 2009. [Download as PDF]

"A Lobbyist's Failed Defense." The Huffington Post. 3 November 2009. [Download as PDF]

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

"The big ZERO in G20," with Brett House. Mail & Guardian. 21 April 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Homegrown Aid." The New York Times. 8 April 2009. [Download as PDF]

"The Geithner-Summers plan is worse than you think," with Laurence J. Kotlikoff. Financial Times. 6 April 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Capitalism and Moral Sentiments." Huffington Post. 21 March 2009. [Download as PDF]

"A strategy of contingent nationalisation." Financial Times. 5 February 2009.  [Download as PDF]


"A Bridge for the Carmakers." Washington Post. 17 November 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Obama Needs Time to Rescue Economy." Irish Times. 11 November 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Work With the World: The US cannot go it alone if it is to get through the financial mess." The Guardian. 10 November 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Job One: Some thoughts on what Obama's top priority should be." Washington Post. 9 November 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Coping with a Persistent Oil Crisis." Scientific American. October 2008.

"How to Rebuild America." Fortune. 14 October 2008. [Download as PDF]

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

"Puzzlement at banks' bail-out while aid commitments flounder." Financial Times. 23 September 2008. [Download as PDF]

"This week should see real progress on poverty alleviation." Financial Times. 22 September 2008. [Download as PDF]

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

"The Digital War on Poverty." The Guardian. 21 August 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]

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

"How to Feed the World." Newsweek. 10 May 2008. [Download as PDF]

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

"Technological Keys to Climate Protection." Scientific American. March 2008. [Download as PDF]


"Climate Change and the Law." Scientific American. November 2007. [Download as PDF]

"Ending Malaria Deaths in Africa." Scientific American. October 2007. [Download as PDF]

Letter to the Editor. The Economist. August 2007.
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"Making Development Less Risky." Scientific American. August 2007. [Download as PDF]

"Climate Change Refugees." Scientific American. June 2007.
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"Malaria Control Calls for Mass Distribution of Insecticidal Bednets," with Awash Teklehaimanot and Chris Curtis. The Lancet. 21 June 2007.
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"Enough Excuses, Canada." The Ottawa Citizen. 13 June 2007.
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"The Road to Clean Energy Starts Here." Scientific American. May 2007.
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"How the Rich World can Help Africa Help Itself." Financial Times. 30 May 2007.
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"Rapid Victories Against Extreme Poverty," Scientific American. April 2007.
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"Threats of War, Chances for Peace," Scientific American. March 2007.

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"A Climate For Change." TIME Magazine. 8 March 2007.

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"Take the guessing out of giving aid to Africa." Financial Times. 1 March 2007.

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"Moving Beyond Kyoto." Scientifc American. February 2007.
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"The Neglected Tropical Diseases." Scientifc American. January 2007.

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


"The Challenge of Sustainable Water." Scientific American. December 2006.
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"How Aid Can Work." New York Review of Books (Letter). 21 December 2006.
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"Welfare States Beyond Ideology." Scientific American. November 2006.
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"Fiddling While the Planet Burns." Scientific American. October 2006.
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"Does Conservation Matter to the Poor?" Nature Conservancy Magazine. Summer 2006. 
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"Virtuous Circles and Fragile States." Scientific American. August 2006.
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"Ecology and Political Upheaval." Scientific American. July 2006.
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"It Only Takes a Village," with Nirupam Bajpai. India Today. 2 July 2006.
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"Pay for it Now, or Pay for it Later." The Globe and Mail. 19 June 2006.
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"75th Anniversary of AIDS Pandemic: 10 cents for every $100 Could Save Millions of Lives." ABC News Online. 2 June 2006.
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"Investments Toward Sustainable Development," with Walter V. Reid. Science, Vol. 312. 19 May 2006.
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"Aid Skeptics Thrive on Pessimism." Los Angeles Times. 7 May 2006.
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"Net Gains." The New York Times. 29 April 2006. 
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"How to Help the Poor: Piecemeal Progress or Strategic Plans?" The Lancet, Vol. 367, No. 9519. 22 April 2006.
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"How the Fund can Regain and Sustain Global Legitimacy." The Financial Times. 20 April 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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"A Global Compact to End World Poverty: Jeffrey Sachs on Stabilisation, Transition and Weapons of Mass Salvation," interview by Brian Snowdon.  Published in The World Economy, Vol. 6, No. 4, October-December, 2005. 
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"It is Time for Fine Words to Give Way to Meaningful Action," Financial Times, 27 December 2005.
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"Response to Amir Attaran," with John McArthur & Guido Schmidt-Traub, PLoS Medicine, November 29, 2005.
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"The Time for Action," DACNews, September-October 2005.
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"The Cost of Making the Poor Pay," SciDev.Net, with Awash Teklehaimanot & Gordon McCord, October 31, 2005.
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"A Role for Everyone," Alliance Magazine, September 2005.  Interview with Jeffrey Sachs.
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“2005 – The Year of Development,” Commonwealth Finance Ministers Reference Report 2005, September 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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"Ambition and action are as important as commitments," Financial Times, 15 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]

"US leadership may be set to reach a consensus with the world's poorest," Financial Times, September 13, 2005.
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2005 U.N. World Summit Blog, Financial Times (online),  September 12-16, 2005.
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"Why Aid Does Matter," BBC Online, 11 September 2005.
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"Beckoning for our Hands," The Guardian, September 7, 2005.
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"Look Into the Future," The Guardian (special supplement), September 3, 2005.
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"A European Development Fund for the MDGs," with John McArthur and Guido Schmidt-Traub, Revamping Development Efforts: An Assessment of Development Policy in the EU, European Policy Centre Issue Paper 36, July 2005.
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"Hope and generosity can triumph over hate," Financial Times, July 11, 2005.
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"Spirit of London a Lesson for the World," Financial Times (online), July 4-8, 2005.
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"The year of development," G8 Summit 2005: Mapping the Challenges, Newsdesk/Agora, 6-8 July 2005.
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"How Africa lit up the world," Sunday Times Magazine, July 3, 2005.
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"Testimonials" with Goldman, Samuelson & Weitzman, Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 47, June 2005.
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"The End of Poverty," Optima, Vol. 51, No. 2, June 2005.
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"Four Easy Pieces," The New York Times, June 25, 2005.
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"Africa's Suffering is Bush's Shame," Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2005.
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"India in the Era of Economic Reforms: From Outsourcing to Innovation," with Nirupam Bajpai, Think On , May 2005.
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"The Development Challenge", Foreign Affairs, March/April 2005.
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"Augmenter l'aide publique avant qu'il ne soit trop tard," Jeune Afrique l'Intelligent - l'Etat de l'Afrique 2005, April 2005.
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"The end of the world as we know it," The Guardian, April 5, 2005.
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"It is time to free the World Bank," Financial Times, March 23, 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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"India Can Achieve its Date with Destiny by 2015 with Planning," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Week, February 27, 2005.
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"An accountable approach to aid," Financial Times, January 24, 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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"A Practical Plan to End Poverty," Washington Post, January 17, 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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"Time for Chile's Next Step in Economic Development," with Gordon C. McCord, Business Chile, November 12, 2004.

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"If the US Won't, Germany Must," Internationale Politik, No. 4, 2004.
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"Ending World Hunger," Poder Magazine, October 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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"La lección china a Brasil," Vanguardia Dossier, July-September 2004.
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"Building on the Commonwealth Action Plan," Commonwealth Finance MInisters Report 2004, September 28, 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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"Une révolution verte pour l'Afrique," with Pedro Sanchez, Le Monde, August 10, 2004.
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"How to Run the IMF," Foreign Policy, July-August 2004.
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"Myanmar: sanctions won't work," Financial Times, July 28, 2004.
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"The Best Countries in the World," Newsweek, July 26, 2004.
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"The G8 must fund the war against poverty," Financial Times, June 7, 2004.
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"A Simple Plan to Save the World," Esquire, May 2004.
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"Doing the sums on Africa," The Economist, May 20, 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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"From His First Day in Office, Bush was Ousting Aristide," Los Angeles Times, 4 March 2004. [Download as PDF]

"Don't fall for Washington's spin on Haiti," Financial Times, March 1, 2004
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"How Bush ruined a decade’s good work," The Banker, February 3, 2004.
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Touching the Rural Landscape,” with Nirupam Bajpai, The Hindu Business Line, 28 January 2004. [Download as PDF]

The Unfinished Agenda,” with Nirupam Bajpai, The Hindu Business Line, 28 January 2004. [Download as PDF]

India in the era of economic reforms,” with Nirupam Bajpai, The Hindu Business Line, 28 January 2004. [Download as PDF]

"Welcome to the Asian Century," Fortune Magazine, January 12, 2004
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"Who will lead the war on want?" Global Agenda 2003 - Magazine of the World Forum Economic Annual Meeting 2003.
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"Getting Through the Bottleneck," Our Planet: The Magazine of the UNEP, Vol. 13 No 4. (2003 Issue: Globalization, Poverty, Trade, and the Environment)  [Download as PDF]

"The Strategic Significance of Global Inequality," (reprint) Environmental Change and Security Project Report, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Issue 9, 2003.
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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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"America's disastrous energy plan,"Financial Times, December 23, 2003
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"The New Urban Planning," Development Outreach, The World Bank Institute, November 2003.

"No Place for Piety," The New Scientist, November 8, 2003
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"Mobilization of Domestic and Donor Resources for Health," World Bank Viewpoint, October 2003. [Download as PDF]

"Call It Our Bolivian Policy of Not-So-Benign Neglect," Washington Post, October 26, 2003
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"The World must not let America set its agenda," Financial Times, October 15, 2003
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"Spring Broke: Trade Negotiations Gone Wild," The New Republic, September 22, 2003.
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"A Better Use for our $87 Billion," Boston Globe, September 13, 2003.
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"Bush's billions will prolong Iraq's woes," Financial Times,September 10, 2003
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"World needs Japan in fight against diseases," with Joanne Carter, The Asahi Shimbun, August 26, 2003. [Download as PDF]

"The real target of the war in Iraq was Saudi Arabia," Financial Times, 13 August 2003. [Download as PDF]

"A Miserly Response to a Global Emergency," Financial Times, July 17, 2003.
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"AIDS Funds Fall Short," with Paul Zeitz, Boston Globe, July 11, 2003.
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"Well-Directed Development Aid can Unlock Forces of Economic Growth," with Philip Lane, The Irish Times, 10 July 2003. [Download as PDF]

"If We Cared to, We Could Defeat World Poverty," with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2003.
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" A Rich Nation, a Poor Continent," The New York Times, July 9, 2003.
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"American intentions are tainted by Iraq's oil" Financial Times, May 22, 2003.
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"An economic 'menu of pain'," with Laurence Kotlikoff, Boston Globe, May 19, 2003
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"A world for which Bush cares little," Financial Times, April 9, 2003.
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"Smart Money: What Military Power Can't Do," The New Republic, March 3, 2003.
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"America should not fight AIDS on its own," Financial Times, February 4, 2003.
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"Fighting Poverty, Fighting AIDS" Newsweek, January 6, 2003.
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"Weapons of Mass Salvation," The Economist, October 26, 2002.
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"How to save the world in Johannesburg," Financial Times, August 13, 2002
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"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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"AIDS and Africa: Where is the U.S.?" with Sonia Ehrlich Sachs.  Boston Globe.  February 4, 2002.
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"Duhalde’s Wrong Turn," Financial Times, January 11, 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 Benefits of a Weaker Yen". Financial Times. April 18, 2001. CIDNEWS [Download as PDF]

"A Global Fund for the Fight Against AIDS". Washington Post. April 7, 2001. [Download as PDF]

"The Geography of Poverty and Wealth," with Andrew D. Mellinger and John L. Gallup. Scientific American. March 2001.
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"To Climb a Steep Gradient Firmly," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, Calcutta, and the Net edition, 27 February 2001. [Download as PDF]

"Meeting Economic Growth Agenda," with Nirupam Bajpai. Hindu Business Line. February 20, 2001. CIDNEWS [Download as PDF]

"Budget and the Development Decade" with Nirupam Bajpai. Hindu Business Journal. 19 February 2001. CIDNEWS [Download as PDF]

"Miles to Go" with Nirupam Bajpai. India Today. February 19, 2001. CIDNEWS

"Fighting AIDS is a Bargain and a Moral One at That". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. February 14, 2001. [Download as PDF]

"The 2001-02 Budget" with Nirupam Bajpai. The Hindu. 13 February 2001. [Download as PDF]

"Unproductive Spending," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, February 13, 2001. [Download as PDF]

"AIDS, Drugs, and Africa". Financial Times. February 12, 2001. CIDNEWS [Download as PDF]

"The Best Possible Investment in Africa". New York Times. February 10, 2001. CIDNEWS. [Download as PDF]

"Face to Face with Reform", with Nirupam Bajpai. The Telegraph (India). February 2, 2001.CIDNEWS

"Subtract the Divide," with Geoffrey Kirkman. World Link. January 25, 2001. CIDNEWS


"No Reform In A Hurry," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, November 20, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"Reforms and Growth Prospects," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Hindu, November 14, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"The Charade of Debt Sustainability," Financial Times, 26 September 2000. [Download as PDF]

"Great Barrier Reefs," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, July 17, 2000.

"Foreign Helping Hand," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, July 4, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"A New Map of the World," The Economist, June 24 2000. (Reprinted in Imagining Tomorrow: Rethinking the Global Challenge. K. Sharma, ed. UN Millenium Assembly, August 2000).
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"Give Poor Nigeria a Chance." Financial Times, June 15, 2000. CIDNEWS [Download as PDF]

"Glorifying Mediocrity." The International Economy. May/June 2000, p14. [Download as PDF]

"Zones and Phones," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 22 May 2000. [Download as PDF]

"Development and Goal Setting II," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Hindu, May 11, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"Development and Goal Setting I," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Hindu, May 10, 2000.
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"Decade of Development," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, May 8, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"A Blueprint for IMF Reform," with Allan Meltzer, The Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2000, The Asian Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2000, and The Wall Street Journal Europe, March 9, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"Some Export Advice," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, February 28, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"Lowering Revenue Deficit, Subsidies Hold Key to Fiscal Consolidation," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Rediff Pre-Budget Special, February 24, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"Time for Bold Action," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Hindu, February 22 and 23, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"Budget: Time to Take Harsh Measures," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Economic Times, Invited op-ed, February 21, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"Long-term Perspectives on Economic Development in the Middle East," January 2000.

"Reforms in the States," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Hindu, 24 - 26 January 2000. [Download as PDF]

"Fish Out of Water," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, February 18, 2000.

"Power to Bind and Loose," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 3 January 2000. [Download as PDF]


"State-level Reforms in India," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Times of India, December 27, 1999.

"First Among States," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, December 27, 1999. [Download as PDF]

"Leading the Pack," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, December 20, 1999. [Download as PDF]

"Transfer ticket," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 13 December 1999. [Download as PDF]

"In a State of Deficit," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 6 December 1999. [Download as PDF]

"The IMF's New Leader," Financial Times, November 18, 1999.

"Life After Communism," Wall Street Journal, November 17, 1999
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"Helping the World's Poorest." The Economist, August 1999. [Download as PDF]

"A Millennial Gift to Developing Nations," New York Times, June 6, 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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"A Cure for Indifference," with Michael Kremer, Financial Times, May 5, 1999.
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"India - Fiscal Restraint is the Need of the Hour," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Economic Times, (ET Exclusive: Harvard Pundits Reset the Agenda) 11 February 1999. [Download as PDF]

"A New Social Contract Needed for Rural India," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Economic Times, (ET Exclusive: Harvard Pundits Reset the Agenda) 10 February 1999. [Download as PDF]

"India's Failure on the Policy Front," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Economic Times, (ET Exclusive: Harvard Pundits Reset the Agenda) February 9, 1999. [Download as PDF]

"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]

"Self-inflicted Wounds," Financial Times, January 22, 1999. [Download as PDF]


"Money Order," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 21 December 1998. [Download as PDF]

"India - Country Roads," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 14 December 1998. [Download as PDF]

"Sales Across the Seas," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 7 December 1998. [Download as PDF]

"Competition Success," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, December 2, 1998. [Download as PDF]

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

"Next Stop: Brazil," with Steven Radelet, New York Times, 14 October 1998. [Download as PDF]

"Es Wird Weh Tun," interview with Der Spiegel, 5 October 1998 [Download as PDF]

"Global Capitalism: Making it Work," Economist, September 12, 1998.
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"Strategy for Growth," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Hindu, September 9-11, 1998.

"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]

"Toward a New Strategy for Asian Recovery," Singapore Straits-Times, 26 July 1998. [Download as PDF]


"The IMF: A Power unto Itself," Financial Times, December 11, 1997. [Download as PDF]

"International Monetary Failure? The IMF's prescriptions might actually make Asia's financial turmoil worse," Time, December 8, 1997. [Download as PDF]

"The Wrong Medicine for Asia," The New York Times, November 3, 1997. [Download as PDF]

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

"Growing Hot and Cold," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 4 August 1997. [Download as PDF]

"Recipe for Success," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 7 July 1997. [Download as PDF]

"Exchange rate tectonics," Worldlink, May/June 1997.

"Model that Couldn't," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 23 June 1997. [Download as PDF]

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

"Help Congo Now," with Robert Rotberg, New York Times, 29 May 1997. [Download as PDF]

"The Need for Tax Reform," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Rediff Special, March 5, 1997. [Download as PDF]

"Take a Fresh Look at Foreign Aid," International Herald Tribune, February 1997.

"Down to Brass Tax" with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 28 February 1997. [Download as PDF]

"When Foreign Aid Makes a Difference," The New York Times, February 3, 1997. [Download as PDF]


"On the tigers' trail, - Sachs on Competitiveness," Worldlink, November/December 1996.

"Growth in Africa: It can be done," Economist, June 29-15, 1996.
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"It Could Have Been So Much Better: Reflections on Russian Economic Reform," The Moscow Times Russia Review, vol. 3, no. 90, May 6, 1996.

"Lessons from Asia," Central European Economic Review, vol 4, no. 3, April 1996.


"Keep the Baby in the Bath Water," Worldlink, Sept./Oct. 1995.

"Wanted: Some Brand New Thinking," Millennium, October 1995.

"A common-sense approach will put SA's economic miracle within reach," The Business Times, Sunday, Oct. 1, 1995 (South Africa).

"The Real Story," with Aaron Tornell and Andres Velasco, International Economy, March/April 1995.

"Post-Communist Parties and the Politics of Entitlements," Transition, Vol. 6, No. 3, March 1995. [Download as PDF]

"Why did we snub Russia and air Mexico?", The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 1995.

"Crash of Nations," The New Republic, February 6, 1995. [Download as PDF]


"The Prospects for Reform in Russia," Canadian Business Review, Autumn 1994. [Download as PDF]

"A shocking answer to inflation," Independent (London), October 11, 1993. [Download as PDF]

"Beyond Bretton Woods: A new blueprint," The Economist, October 1, 1994.

"What the IMF should advise Ukraine," Financial Times, July 29, 1994. [Download as PDF]

"IMF, Reform Thyself," Wall Street Journal, July 21, 1994. [Download as PDF]

"Estonia has set good currency example," Financial Times, July 15, 1994. [Download as PDF]

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

"Toward Glasnost in the IMF," in Challenge, May/June 1994. [Download as PDF]

"Russia: IMF gives too little, too late," Financial Times, March 31, 1994. [Download as PDF]

"Betrayal," The New Republic, January 31, 1994.


"Open trade vital to former communists," The Kikkei Weekly, October 18, 1993.

"Moscow's Monetary Meltdown," The New Republic, August 23 & 30, 1993. [Download as PDF]

"La Russie va s'en sortir," interview in Capital (France), No. 22, July 1993.

"Remove roadblock to Russian reforms," with Stanley Fischer, Financial Times, July 6, 1993. [Download as PDF]

"Hey, Pundits, What About Yeltsin?" New York Times, April 30, 1993.

"The Road to the Market," Washington Post, March 28, 1993.

"Russian Sachs Appeal," The International Economy, January/February 1993.

"Strengthening Western Support for Russia," in International Economic Insights, Volume IV Number I, January/February 1993.
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Interview in Comparative Economic and Social Systems, 4, 1992.

"Western Financial Assistance to Support Russia's Reforms," Keizai Seminar Special issue 1992.

Monthly articles for Yomiuri Shimbun, 1992-93.

Interview in Politique Internationale, no. 57, Fall 1992.

"Home Alone 2," The New Republic, December 21, 1992.

"The Leadership Deficit," Time, Vol. 140, No. 19, November 9, 1992.

"Crowning the Estonian Kroon" with Ardo Hansson, in Transition, Volume 3, Number 9. October 1992.

"Russia on the Brink" with David Lipton, Financial Times, Oct. 16, 1992. [Download as PDF]

Interview in Prism, "The Russian Republic: Issues and Opportunities," Third Quarter 1992.

"Currency Reform in Slovenia: The Tolar Standing Tall" with Boris Pleskovic, in Transition, Volume 3, Number 8, September 1992.

"Russia on the Ropes," Washington Post, Sept. 27, 1992. [Download as PDF]

"Aftershocks: Reflecting on Two Years of 'Shock Therapy' in Poland," interview in Harvard International Review, Spring 1992.

"Privatization in Poland: An Interview with Jeffrey Sachs," interview in Suffolk Transnational Law Journal, Vol. XV, No. 2, Spring 1992.
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"Building a Market Economy in Poland," Scientific American, March 1992. [Download as PDF]

"Helping Russia," The Economist, December 21, 1991-January 3, 1992.
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"Soviet Reforms: Cold Turkey," World Link, No. 2/1991.

"Crossing the Valley of Tears in East European Reform," Challenge, September October 1991. [Download as PDF]

"Economic Assistance to the Soviet Union at the G-7 Summit," Nihon Keizai, July 1991.

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


"Jeffrey Sachs: My Plan for Poland," in The International Economy, December 1989/January 1990, Volune III, Number 6.

"Eastern Europe's Economies - What is to be done?" in The Economist, January 13, 1990.
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"Lack of Solidarity," The New Republic, August 7 & 14, 1989.


"Baker's Bank Bailout," The New Republic, November 14, 1988.

"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]


"A Debt Writedown Would Send Bank Stocks Up," in The International Economy, October/November, 1987, Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 96-97.


"Don't Go for the Gold," The New Republic, August 11 & 12, 1986. [Download as PDF]


"How to Save the Third World," The New Republic, October 28, 1985.

"Israel's Economic Disaster," The New Republic, July 8, 1985.

"Future Fiscal Shock," The New Republic, March 18, 1985.


"Interview: 'Charting Poland's Economic Rebirth'," in Challenge, January February 1990.

"Investing in Health for Economic Development: Time for US Action." Global HealthLink. March-April 2002. [Download as PDF]

"Institutions Matter, but not for Everything," IMF Finance and Development, Vol. 40, No. 2, June 2003.
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"Three Years and Three Lessons since 9/11," Facts, September 2004.
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"The Year of Development," Global Future, Second Quarter, 2005.
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"Aiuti e poverta," Aspenia, n. 29, June 2005.

"Can Extreme Poverty Be Eliminated?" Scientific American, September 2005.
Reprinted in Cooperation South, United Nations Development Programme, 2005.
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"Hitting the Target," with Guido Schmidt-Traub. Words into Action, IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings. September 2006.
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"Q&A: Jeffrey Sachs on the world's post-MDG future," SciDev.Net, June 12, 2013.

"On the Economy, Think Long-Term," New York Times, March 31, 2013.