Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Globalization

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


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

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

"A World of Regions," Project Syndicate, May 25, 2011. [Download as PDF]


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


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


Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Penguin Press, 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.

"Amid the rubble of global finance, a blueprint for Bretton Woods II." The Guardian. 21 October 2008. [Download as PDF]

"The Millennium Development Goals: running out of excuses." G8 Summit 2008 publication. July 2008.
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"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]


"The Secretary-General: Indispensable for Sustainable Development." UN Chronicle. Issue 1, 2007.
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"Climate Change Refugees." Scientific American. June 2007.
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"The Road to Clean Energy Starts Here." Scientific American. May 2007.
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"Fiddling While the Planet Burns." Scientific American. October 2006.
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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, The Penguin Press: New York, 2005.

"Challenges of Sustainable Development Under Globalization," lecture delivered at the University of Sydney, October 14, 2005.  Published in International Journal of Development Issues, Vol. 4, No. 2, December 2005.
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“Globalization and Patterns of Economic Growth,” in Globalization: What’s New, Michael M. Weinstein (ed.)  Columbia University Press: New York, 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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"Look Into the Future," The Guardian (special supplement), September 3, 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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"The Development Challenge", Foreign Affairs, March/April 2005.
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"The end of the world as we know it," The Guardian, April 5, 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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"Mother of All Headaches," Review of The End of Oil and Energy at the CrossroadsOnEarth Magazine, Summer 2004.
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"Building on the Commonwealth Action Plan," Commonwealth Finance MInisters Report 2004, September 28, 2004.
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"The Best Countries in the World," Newsweek, July 26, 2004.
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"Global Services Sourcing: Issues of Cost and Quality," with Nirupam Bajpai, Rohit Arora and Harpreet Khurana, CGSD Working Paper No. 16.  June 2004.
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"A Simple Plan to Save the World," Esquire, May 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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"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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“New Challenges 1: The Millennium Development Goals - How Far We Have Come,” Development Cooperation Ireland Annual Report 2003.
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"Mobilization of Domestic and Donor Resources for Health," World Bank Viewpoint, October 2003. [Download as PDF]

"Spring Broke: Trade Negotiations Gone Wild," The New Republic, September 22, 2003.
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"A Miserly Response to a Global Emergency," Financial Times, July 17, 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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"Geography, Economic Policy, and Regional Development in China," with Sylvie Demurger, Wing Thye Woo, Shuming Bao, Gene Chang, and Andrew Mellinger, Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 1 No. 1, Winter 2002, pp. 146-197.
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"Weapons of Mass Salvation," The Economist, October 26, 2002.
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"Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India," Jeffrey Sachs, Nirupam Bajpai and Ananthi Ramiah In Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Summer 2002.
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(previously CID Working Paper no. 88, March 2002 [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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"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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"Las Patentes y Los Pobres". Reforma. 2 May 2001. [Download as PDF]

"The Benefits of a Weaker Yen". Financial Times. April 18, 2001. CIDNEWS [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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"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]


"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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"Globalization and Patterns of Economic Development," Review of World Economics, Vol. 136, No. 4, Kiel Institute of World Economics, 2000.
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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.

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

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

"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]


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

"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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"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]

"Globalization and the Rule of Law," Lecture at the Yale Law School, October 15, 1998.
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"Next Stop: Brazil," with Steven Radelet, New York Times, 14 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]

"International Economics: Unlocking the Mysteries of Globalization," Foreign Policy, Spring 1998.
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"The IMF and the Asian Flu," The American Prospect, No. 37, March-April 1998. [Download as PDF]


"Globalization is the Driving Force for Growth in the U.S.," in The Rising Tide: The Leading Minds of Business and Economics Chart a Course Toward Higher Growth and Prosperity, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1997.

"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]

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

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

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


"Globalization and the U.S. Labor Market," American Economic Review, May 1996.
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"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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"Economic Reform and the Process of Global Integration," with Andrew Warner, presented at Brookings Panel on April 7, 1995.  Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 1995.
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"Ethics and the Global Wave of Economic Reform," prepared for the Conference on Judaism and a Just Economy,Washington, DC, May 1993.


"The tankers are turning - Sachs on Competitiveness," Worldlink, September/October 1996

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

"The Year of Development," Global Future, Second Quarter, 2005.
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"Market Led Industrialization and Globalization," with X. Yang, Journal of Economic Integration, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2002.
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"A Global Coalition of Good." TIME Magazine. September 2007. [Download as PDF]

"Progress summary of the MDGs: update for ministers." The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book. June 2008.
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