Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Theoretical Work

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"Threats of War, Chances for Peace," Scientific American. March 2007.

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"Welfare States Beyond Ideology." Scientific American. November 2006.
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"The Case for Regional Public Goods," with Lisa Cook, in Global Public Goods--International Cooperation in the 21st Century, Kaul, Grunberg, and Stern (eds.), a UN publication, Oxford University Press: New York, 1999.
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"Pattern of Trade and Economic Development in the Model of Monopolistic Competition," with X. Yang and D. Zhang, CID Working Paper No. 14, April 1999.
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"An Inframarginal Analysis of the Heckscher-Olin Model with Transaction Costs and Technological Comparative Advantage," with W.L. Cheng and X. Yang, CID Working Paper No. 9, April 1999.
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"Trade Pattern and Economic Development when Endogenous and Exogenous Comparative Advantages Coexist," with X. Yang and D. Zhang, CID Working Paper No. 3, April 1999.
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"Why Economies Grow," paper presented at the XII International Conference of Private Business Associations in Stockholm, June 1998. Reprinted in Birgitta Swedenborg & Hans Tson Soderstrom (eds) Creating an Environment for Growth. Stockholm: SNS Forlag, 1999. pp. 17-31.


"Comment on Rebelo and Vegh 'Real Effects of Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization: An Analysis of Competing Theories'", in NBER Macroeconomics Annual 1995, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995. [Download as PDF]


"Dynamic Strategic Monetary Policies and Coordination in Interdependent Economies: Comment," with A. de Crombrugghe and N. Roubini, American Economic Review, December 1991. [Download as PDF]


"Sachs-McKibbin Global Model," with Warwick McKibbin, Brookings Discussion Paper #78, August 1989.


"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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"Dynamic Optimization in Two-Party Models," with W. McKibbin and N. Roubini, NBER Working Paper Series, No. 2213, April, 1987.
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"Contractionary Devaluation and Dynamic Adjustment of Exports and Wages," with F. Larrain, NBER Working Paper Series, No. 2078, November, 1986.
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"International Policy Coordination in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models," with Gilles Oudiz, in International Economic Policy Coordination, W. Buiter and R. Marston (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 1985. [Download as PDF]

"Exchange Rates and Economic Recovery in the 1930s," with B. Eichengreen, in Journal of Economic History, Vol. XLV, No. 4, December 1985. Also published in facsimile series entitled "Depression and the New Deal," Stephen Burwood (ed.), Garland Publishing Inc. (Hamden, CT), 1989/90.
(previously NBER Working Paper 1498) [Download as PDF]

"International Policy Coordination in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models," with Gilles Oudiz, in Willem H. Buiter and Richard C. Marston (eds.), International Economic Policy Coordination (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 1985.
(previously NBER Working Paper 1417).

"High Unemployment in Europe: Diagnosis and Policy Implications," in Unemployment in Europe, C-H Siven (ed.), proceedings of Yxtaholm Conference of September, 1985, SAF, Stockholm, Sweden.
(previously NBER Working Paper 1830)

"Borrowing Abroad: The Debtor's Perspective," with Richard Cooper, in Cuddington and Smith (eds.), International Debt and the Developing Countries, World Bank Symposium, 1985.
(previously NBER Working Paper 1427)


"Theoretical Issues in International Borrowing," Princeton Studies in International Finance, No. 54, 1984 (published in Spanish translation in Estudios Economicos, July-December, 1986). Reprinted in Graham Bird and P. Nicholas Snowden (eds.), International Debt, Volume I, Edward Elgar Publ. Ltd., U.K., 1995.
(previously NBER Working Paper 1189)


"Comment: Identifying the Effects of Structural Change" (Laurence Klein), Industrial Change and Public Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1983.

"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)

"Accumulation and Growth in a Two-Country Model," with D. Lipton, Journal of International Economics, Vol. 15, No. 1-2, pp. 135-159, August 1983. (previously NBER Working Paper 572)
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"Anticipations, Recessions, and Policy: An Intertemporal Disequilibrium Model," with Olivier Blanchard, Annales de l'Insee, No. 47-48, July-December 1982. (previously NBER Working Paper 971) [Download as PDF]


"Supply Versus Demand Approaches to the Problem of Stagflation," with Michael Bruno, in H. Giersch (ed.), Macroeconomic Policies for Growth and Stability, (Kiel: Institut fur Weltwirtschaft, 1981).(previously NBER Working Paper 382)

"Input Price Shocks and the Slowdown in Economic Growth," with Michael Bruno, published in special issue of Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 49, No. 159, pp. 679-706, 1982 for the Cambridge University Conference on Unemployment, July 1981. Also published in Greenhalgh, layard and Esward (eds.) The Causes of Unemployment, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England, 1983.  (previously NBER Working Paper 851) [Download paper as PDF]


"The Changing Cyclical Behavior of Wages and Prices, 1890-1976," American Economic Review, Vol. 70, No. 1, March 1980. (previously NBER Working Paper 304) [Download paper as PDF]

"Stocks and Prices and Materials in the Macro-Model," with O. Blanchard, March, 1980, Harvard.


"Multiple Shooting in Two-Point Boundary Value Problems," with D. Lipton, J. Poterba, and L. Summers, Econometrica, Vol. 50, No. 5, September 1982. [Download paper as PDF]

"Trade and Exchange Rate Policies in Growth-Oriented Adjustment Programs," in Vittorio Corbo, M. Goldstein, and M. Khan (eds.), Growth -Oriented Adjustment Programs, Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Spanish translation in Revista de Economic Politica, Volume 8, No. 2 (30), April-June, 1988.

"Macroeconomic Adjustment with Import Price Shocks: Real and Monetary Aspects," with Michael Bruno, NBER Working Paper Series, No. 340, April, 1979. [Download paper as PDF]