Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: International Institutions

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

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

"A World Adrift," Project Syndicate, 22 April 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]


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

"Ban Ki-moon and the Age of Sustainable Development," Project Syndicate, June 24, 2011. [Download as PDF]


"American has passed on the baton." Financial Times. 29 September 2009.

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

"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]

"G20 Accomplishments Beyond Expectation." Huffington Post. 2 April 2009. [Download as PDF]

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

"Eight Principles for a Global Agreement on Climate Change." COP15 UN Climate Change Change Conference Blog. 28 January 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Smallholder Food Production and Poverty Reduction: Principles for a Financial Coordination Mechanism to Support Smallholder Farmers." Ad Hoc Advisory Group to the Madrid Conference on Food Security,
Chaired by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs. IDEAS Foundation. 26 January 2009.
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Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Penguin Press, 2008.

"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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"Boom, Bust, and Recovery in the World Economy." Project Syndicate. October, 2008. [Download as PDF]

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

"The Best Recipe for Avoiding a Global Recession." Financial Times. 27 October 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Amid the rubble of global finance, a blueprint for Bretton Woods II." The Guardian. 21 October 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.

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


"The Secretary-General: Indispensable for Sustainable Development." UN Chronicle. Issue 1, 2007.
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"How I'd fix the World Bank." Fortune. 26 June 2007.
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"Take the guessing out of giving aid to Africa." Financial Times. 1 March 2007.

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"How the Fund can Regain and Sustain Global Legitimacy." The Financial Times. 20 April 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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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, The Penguin Press: New York, 2005.

"It is time to free the World Bank," Financial Times, March 23, 2005.
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"How to Run the IMF," Foreign Policy, July-August 2004.
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"Panel Discussion- Promoting Better National Institutions: The Role of the IMF," with Jeffrey Frankel, Nancy Birdsall and Guillermo Ortiz, IMF Staff Papers, Special Issue: IMF Third Annual Research Conference, Vol. 50, 2003.
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"IMF Stabilization Programs," with Anne O. Krueger and Stanley Fischer, in Economic and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies, Martin Feldstein, ed. Cambridge, MA: NBER, 2003. [Download as PDF]

"Spring Broke: Trade Negotiations Gone Wild," The New Republic, September 22, 2003.
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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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"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]


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

"Brazil Fever," in The Milken Institute Review, Second Quarter, 1999.
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"The International Lender of Last Resort: What are the Alternatives?" Rethinking the International Monetary System Conference Proceedings, Series No. 43, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, June 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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"The IMF and the Asian Flu," The American Prospect, No. 37, March-April 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]


"Do We Need an International Lender of Last Resort?" presented as Frank D. Graham Lecture at Princeton, April 1995.
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"The IMF and Economies in Crisis," presented at London School of Economics, July 1994, forthcoming in LSE publication.


"Strengthening IMF Programs in Highly Indebted Countries," in The International Monetary Fund in a Multipolar World: Pulling Together, Catherine Gwin, Richard E. Feinberg and contributors, U.S.-Third World Policy Perspectives, No. 13, Overseas Development Council, Tranaction Books, New Brunswick (USA) and Oxford (UK), 1989.


"International Policy Coordination: The Case of the Developing Country Debt Crisis," in Martin Feldstein, International Economic Cooperation, National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago Press, 1988. [Download as PDF]


"Comment: IMF Conditionality in Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom (by Spaventa, Silva Lopes, and Crawford)," in J. Williamson (ed), IMF Conditionality, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC, 1983.


"Hitting the Target," with Guido Schmidt-Traub. Words into Action, IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings. September 2006.
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"Food For Thought." Economy Viewpoint, The Report - Senegal 2009. Oxford Business Group. April 2009.

"Q&A: Jeffrey Sachs on the world's post-MDG future," SciDev.Net, June 12, 2013.