Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Governance

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

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


 "Polluters Must Pay," Project Syndicate, November 26, 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]

"Self-interest, Without Morals, Leads to Capitalism's Self-Destruction," Financial Times, January 18, 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]

"The People's Budget." The Huffington Post. April 8, 2011. [Download as PDF]


"Sow the seeds of long-term growth." Financial Times, July 21, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Robin Hood tax's time has come." The Guardian. March 18, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Rob rich bankers and give money to the poor." The Times. March 10, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Fixing the Broken Government Policy Process." Scientific American. February 2010. [Download as PDF]

"After the earthquake, how to rebuild Haiti from scratch." The Washington Post. 17 January 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Looking for change in the beltway: the need for open process." Scientific American. January 2010. [Download as PDF]


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


"A Bridge for the Carmakers." Washington Post. 17 November 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.

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


"Why the U.S. Needs the U.N. More than Ever." Opening Argument, Vol. 1, Issue 2. December, 2005. 
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"Understanding African Poverty: Beyond the Washington Consensus to the Millennium Development Goals Approach," with Gordon McCord and Wing Thye Woo, in Africa in the World Economy, Jan Joost Teunissen and Age Akkerman (eds.), FONDAD: The Hague, 2005.
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"Testimony to the Canadian parliament's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade," April 6, 2005. [Download as PDF]

"It is time to free the World Bank," Financial Times, March 23, 2005.
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"If We Cared to, We Could Defeat World Poverty," with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2003.
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The Latin American Competitiveness Report 2001-2002, (co-editor) World Economic Forum, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002.


"Globalisation, State Intervention and the Impact on Living Standards," in Malaysian Journal of Economics Studies, Vol. XXXVII, No. 1 & 2, June/December 2000.
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“Understanding China’s Economic Performance” with Wing Thye Woo, The Journal of Policy Reform, Vol. 4, Issue 1, 2000; section on state enterprise sector reprinted as “The State Sector Under Reform” in Ross Garnaut and Yiping Huang (eds.), Growth Without Miracles: Readings on the Chinese Economy in the Era of Reform, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
(previously "Understanding China's Economic Performance," with Wing Thye Woo, HIID Development Discussion Paper #575, December 1996. [PDF]) .

The Global Competitiveness Report 2000, (co-editor) World Economic Forum, Oxford University Press, New York, 2000.

  • "Executive Summary: Current Competitiveness and Growth Competitiveness" with Michael Porter and Andrew Warner.
  • "Globalization and International Competitiveness: Some Broad Lessons of the Past Decade" with Andrew Warner.

"Economic Reforms and Constitutional Transition," (with Wing Thye Woo and Xiaokai Yang), Annals of Economics and Finance, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 435-491, November 2000; reprinted in Tran Van Hoa (ed.), Economic Crisis Management - Policy, Practice, Outcomes and Prospects as Chapter 4, pp. 28-85, Edward Elgar, 2002.
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"The Progress of Policy Reform and Variation in Performance at the Sub-national level in India," with Nirupam Bajpai. HIID Development Discussion Paper No. 730, November 1999.
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"The State of State Government Finances in India," with Nirupam Bajpai. HIID Discussion Paper No. 719, September 1999.
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"Buying Time for Democracy," in European Brief, Vol. 1, No. 5, April/May 1994.
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"Social Conflict and Populist Policies in Latin America" prepared for conference on "Markets, Institutions, and Cooperations: Labour Relations and Economic Performance," Venice, Italy, October 1988, in R. Brunetta and C. Dell-Aringa (eds.), Labour Relations and Economic Performance, MacMillan Press, 1989. Spanish translation in Revista de Economica Politica, Vol. 10, No. 1(37), Jan-March, 1990, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and republished in Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira, Populismo Economico (Sao Paulo: Livraria Nobel S.A.) 1991.


"Institutions Matter, but not for Everything," IMF Finance and Development, Vol. 40, No. 2, June 2003.
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