All Writings By Year

2014

"The Waste of War," Project Syndicate, July 21, 2014.

"How to decarbonise the global economy," Financial Times, July 8, 2014. [Download PDF here]

"The Limits of Climate Negotiations," Project Syndicate, June 23, 2014.

"Universal basic education is the millennium goal everyone forgot," Washington Post, June 22, 2014.

"The EPA Is Right and US Chamber of Commerce Is Wrong on Climate Change," Huffington Post, June 16, 2014.

"Interview with UNCCD News," UNCCD News, June 9, 2014.

"Kudos to the White House and EPA on the New Climate Regulations," Huffington Post, June 3, 2014.

"Our Last Chance for a Safe Planet," Project Syndicate, May 28, 2014.

"Putin’s Perilous Course," Project Syndicate, April 21, 2014.

"Market Reformer," America, March 24, 2014.

"Ukraine and the Crisis of International Law," Project Syndicate, March 24, 2014.

"From Moscow to Sochi," Project Syndicate, February 17, 2014.

"Why de Blasio wins the pre-K faceoff," Daily News, February 9, 2014. Download as [PDF]

"How the AEI Distorts the Climate Debate," Huffington Post, February 8, 2014. Download as [PDF]

"Our Dangerous Budget and What to Do About It," New York Review of Books, February 6, 2014. Download as [PDF]

"How the Obama Administration, Congress, and the Keynesians Gutted the Budget," Huffington Post, February 6, 2014. Download as [PDF]

"Keystone: The Pipeline to Disaster," Huffington Post, February 3, 2014. Download as [PDF]

"Europe still sets the standard for a low-carbon future", Financial Times, January 28, 2014.

"The challenge of deep decarbonisation," The Gulf News, January 22, 2014. Download as [PDF]

"The Case for Aid," Foreign Policy, January 21, 2014. Download as [PDF]

2013

"The Age of Sustainable Development," Project Syndicate, December 23, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"The Age of Sustaniable Development," Coursera, December 19, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"World to Poor: Drop Dead," Huffington Post, December 4, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Cities and Sustainable Development," Project Syndicate, November 25, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Why We Need a New Macroeconomics," Huffington Post, November 18, 2013. Download as [PDF]

" What we can learn from JFK’s leadership," Fareed Zakaria GPS, November 18, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"A few more storms like Typhoon Haiyan may finally make our leaders act on climate change," Washington Post, November 15, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"We risk more Haiyans if we ignore climate change," Financial Times, November 15, 2013. [Download as PDF]

"JFK: Man of Hope," The Times, November 15, 2013. 

"Winning the Fight Against Killer Diseases," Project Syndicate, October 29, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Development, Structure, and Transformation: Some Evidence on Comparative Economic Growth," with Gordon C. McCord. NBER Working Paper 19512, October 2013. 

"The End of Poverty, Soon," New York Times, September 25, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"The next frontier," The Economist, September 21, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"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. Download as [PDF]

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

"What the US Can Learn from Denmark About Happiness!" Huffington Post, September 9, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Calling Off America’s Bombs," Project Syndicate, September 3, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Global Development’s Winning Goals," Project Syndicate, August 27, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Bring Back Egypt’s Elected Government," Project Syndicate, July 15, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Restore Egypt's Elected Government," Huffington Post, July 10, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Profiles in Peacemaking," Project Syndicate, June 27, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"War lobby on top in Washington," Fareed Zakaria GPS, June 20, 2013. Download as [PDF]

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

"J.F.K. and the Power of Practical Idealism," International Herald Tribune, June 9, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Sustainable Visions," Project Syndicate, June 7, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"How JFK Moved the World Towards Peace," Huffington Post, June 4, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"A General Equilibrium Model for Analyzing African Rural Subsistence Economies and an African Green Revolution," with John W. McArthur, Brookings Africa Growth Initiative Working Paper 12, June 2013. Download as [PDF]

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

"Why Turkey is Thriving," Project Syndicate, May 27, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Time to End the Tax Havens," Huffington Post, May 9, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"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. Download as [PDF]

"A Better Approach Towards North Korea," Huffington Post, April 15, 2013. Download as [PDF]

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

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

"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. Download as [PDF]

"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]

2012

 "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]

"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]

"Government, Geography, and Growth: The True Drivers of Economic Development," Foreign Affairs, September/October 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]

"Green Growth and Equity in the Context of Climate Change: Some Considerations," with Shiv Someshwar. ADBI Working Paper Series 371, July 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]

"How Malawi Fed Its Own People," International Herald Tribune, April 19, 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]

2011

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

"Effective monitoring of agriculture: a response," Journal of Environmental Monitoring, December 20, 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]

"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]

"German hotheads are close to destroying the euro," Financial Times, September 15, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"German hotheads are close to destroying the euro," Financial Times, September 15, 2011.

"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]

"The Economics of Happiness," Project Syndicate, August 29, 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]

"Famine and Hope in the Horn of Africa." Project Syndicate. July 31, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Budgetary Deceit and America's Decline." Huffington Post. July 23, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"A bank tax can help Greece avoid default." Financial Times. July 19, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Greece can be saved - here's how to do it." The Financial Times. June 30, 2011. [Download as PDF]

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

"How Communities Can End AIDS." Huffington Post. June 9, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"A manifesto for the fund's new supremo."  The Financial Times. May 30, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Nigeria's Historic Opportunity." International Herald Tribune. May 30, 2011. [Download as PDF]

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

"A budget plan that puts people first." with Congressman Mike Honda. CNN. May 23, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"'Gang of Five'" Elite Deficit Talks Doing Disservice to Democracy," with Rep. Mike Honda, Huffington Post, May 23, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"The Global Economy's Corporate Crime Wave." Huffington Post. May 8, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"The Global Economy’s Corporate Crime Wave," Project Syndicate, April 30, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Fairness and Efficiency in Taxation." Huffington Post. April 23, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"How the Wall Street Journal Distorts the Truth About Taxes." The Huffington Post. April 19, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"De-Mystifying the Budget Debate." The Huffington Post. April 18, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Restoring American Democracy."  Huffington Post. April 10, 2011. [Download as PDF]

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

"The Arab Young and Restless," Project Syndicate, March 31, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Stop this race to the bottom on corporate tax." Financial Times. March 28, 2011 [Download as PDF]

"The Arab World's Agents of Change." International Herald Tribune. March 28, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Need Versus Greed," Project Syndicate, February 28, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"To end the food crisis, the G20 must keep a promise." Financial Times, February 18, 2011.

"America’s Ungovernable Budget," Project Syndicate, January 31, 2011. [Download as PDF]

2010

"America's Political Class Struggle," Huffington Post, December 27, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"America’s Political Class Struggle," Project Syndicate, December 27, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"In Search of Equilibrium." International Herald Tribune. December 2, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Fighting for Survival: Sustainability in the Gulf" with Irwin Redlener, M.D. The Huffington Post. November 1, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Gratitude for the Life of Ted Sorensen," Huffington Post, October 31, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"A New Path to a Low-Carbon Economy," Project Syndicate, October 27, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Chile's Lessons in Leadership." International Herald Tribune. October 20, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"America's Investment Crisis."  The Daily Beast. October 7, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"America’s Deepening Moral Crisis," Project Syndicate, September 30, 2010. [Download as PDF]

2011

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

2010

"Millennium Goals, Five Years to Go," Huffington Post, September 19, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Saying "Nuts" to Hunger," Huffington Post, September 9, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Moving Beyond Washington's Stale Economic Debate," Huffington Post, August 30, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Growth in a Buddhist Economy," Project Syndicate, August 25, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Making Sense of the Climate Impasse," Huffington Post, August 2, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Improving Empirical Estimation of Demographic Drivers: Fertility, Child Mortality & Malaria Ecology," with Gordon McCord and Dalton Conley. August 2010
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"Monitoring the world's agriculture," with Roseline Remans et al., Nature, July 29, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Sow the Seeds of Long-Term Growth," Huffington Post, July 22, 2010. [Download as PDF]

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

"Time to plan for post-Keynsian era." Financial Times. June 7, 2010. [Download as PDF]

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

"Educated women hold the key to ending poverty." The Independent. April 18, 2010. [Download as PDF]

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

"A frugal policy is the better solution," with George Osborne. The Financial TImes. March 14, 2010. [Download as PDF]

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

"How to Tame the Budget Deficit," Huffington Post, 18 February 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Bankers' Savvy Indeed," Huffington Post, 11 February 2010. [Download as PDF]

"How to Tame the Budget Deficit." Time Magazine. 4 February 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]

2009

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

"A Better Strategy for Afghanistan." The Huffington Post. 14 December 2009. [Download as PDF]

"The Surrealism of the Afghan Surge," The Huffington Post. 7 December 2009. [Download as PDF]

"End the Politics -- Let Scientists and Engineers Lead," Huffington Post, 3 December 2009. [Download as PDF]

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

"Can we feed and save the planet?" Scientific American. December 2009. [Download as PDF]

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

"America's Broken Politics." The Guardian. 23 November 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]

"A Clunker of a Climate Policy." Scientific American. November 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Improving access, service delivery and efficiency of the public health system in rural India: Mid Term Review of the National Rural Health Mission ", with Nirupam Bajpai, Ravindra H. Dholakia, CGSD Working Paper No. 37, October 2009.

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"Rethinking Macroeconomics," Capitalism and Society: Vol. 4, Iss. 3, Article 3. [Download as PDF]

"It's too late to seal a global climate deal. But we need action, not Kyoto II." The Guardian. 30 September 2009.

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

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

"Biodivesity Conservation and the Millennium Development Goals." with Jonathan E. M. Baillie, William J. Sutherland, Paul R. Armsworth, Neville Ash, John Beddington, Tim M. Blackburn, Ben Collen, Barry Gardiner, Kevin J. Gaston, H. Charles J. Godfray, Rhys E. Green, Paul H. Harvey, Brett House, Sandra Knapp, Noëlle F. Kümpel, David W. Macdonald, Georgina M. Mace, James Mallet, Adam Matthews, Robert M. May, Owen Petchey, Andy Purvis, Dilys Roe, Kamran Safi , Kerry Turner, Matt Walpole, Robert Watson, Kate E. Jones. Science. 18 September 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Digital Soil Map of the World." with Pedro A. Sanchez, Sonya Ahamed, Florence Carré, Alfred E. Hartemink, Jonathan Hempel, Jeroen Huising, Philippe Lagacherie, Alex B. McBratney, Neil J. McKenzie, Maria de Lourdes Mendonça-Santos, Budiman Minasny, Luca Montanarella, Peter Okoth, Cheryl A. Palm, Keith D. Shepherd, Tor-Gunnar Vågen, Bernard Vanlauwe, Markus G. Walsh, Leigh A. Winowiecki, Gan-Lin Zhang. Science. 7 August 2009.

"Bank Bonuses and the Reform Agenda in the Balance." Huffington Post. 6 August 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Good News on Malaria Control." Scientific American. August 2009.

"Still Needed: A Climate Plan." Scientific American. July 2009.

"Towards a global fund for the health MDGs?" with Paul Pronyk. The Lancet. 20 June 2009.

"Needed: a New Generation of Problem Solvers," with John McArthur. The Chronice of Higher Education. 18 June 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Rethink the Global Money Supply." Scientific American. June 2009.

"No Need to Oversimplify Poverty." Huffington Post. 1 June 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Moyo's Confused Attack on Aid for Africa," with John McArthur. Huffington Post. 27 May 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Without Aid, Rwanda's Investment Programmes Would Have Collapsed." Financial Times. 27 May 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Aid Ironies." Huffington Post. 24 May 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Putting a Price on Carbon: An Emissions Cap or a Tax?" Yale Environment 360. 7 May 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]

"The Geithners-Summers Plan is Even Worse Than We Thought." Huffington Post. 6 April 2009. [Download as PDF]

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

"Needed: A Fiscal Framework -- Not a Stimulus." Scientific American. April 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Go beyond small steps," in 'Room for debate: The Art of Persuasion at the G20 Summit.' New York Times. 1 April 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Food For Thought." Economy Viewpoint, The Report - Senegal 2009. Oxford Business Group. April 2009.

"Making Rich Guys Richer." Huffington Post. 29 March 2009.  [Download as PDF]

"Crisis with a Cure." Financial Times Health Supplement. 26 March 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Obama's bank plan could rob the taxpayer." Financial Times. 25 March 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Will Geithner and Summers try to raid the FDIC and Fed?" Huffington Post. 23 March 2009. [Download as PDF]

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

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

"The Economic Need for Stable Policies, Not a Stimulus." Scientific American. March 2009. [Download as PDF]

"An Industrial Policy for Climate Change." McKinsey Quarterly. 23 February 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Recession Watch: Boost the Developing World." Nature. 18 February 2009.  [Download as PDF]

"How to Bring Back the Big 3." Fortune. 17 February 2009. [Download as PDF]

"A Proposal on How to Clean Up the Banks." Huffington Post. 12 February 2009. [Download as PDF]

"5 Points on the Critical State of the Economy." Huffington Post. 9 February 2009. [Download as PDF]

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

"Transforming the Auto Industry." Scientific American. February 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Can Foreign Aid Reduce Poverty?" in Controversies in Globalization, Peter M. Haas, John A. Hird, Beth McBratney eds. CQ Press, Washington DC, 2009.

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

"Rewriting the rule book for 21st Century capitalism." The Guardian. 28 January 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Input Subisidies to Improve Smallholder Maize Productivity in Malawi: Toward an African Green Revolution", with Glenn Denning, Patrick Kabambe, Pedro Sanchez, Alia Malik, Rafael Flor, Rebbie Harawa, Phelire Nkhoma, Colleen Zamba, Clement Banda, Chrispin Magombo, Michael Keating, and Justine Wangila. PLoS Biology, 7(1): e1000023. 27 January 2009. [Download article as PDF]

"The stimulus is a fiscal straitjacket." FT.com's The Economists' Forum. 27 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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"The Case for Bigger Government." Time Magazine. 8 January 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Blackouts and Cascading Failures of the Global Markets." Scientific American. January 2009. [Download as PDF]

"The New Global War on Malaria" with Raymond G. Chambers, in Realizing the Right to Health, Volume 3, Andrew Clapham and Mary Robinson, eds. ruffer & rub, Zurich 2009
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2008

"Monday Meltdown: How Lehman's Fall Created a Global Panic." Fortune. 15 December 2008. [Download as PDF]

"The Obama Generation Takes the Helm." GOOD Magazine. 10 December 2008. [Download as PDF]

Testimony to the Committee on Financial Services on "Review of Industry Plans to Stabilize the Financial Condition of the American Automobile Industry." 5 December 2008.
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"Priorities for Fixing the Financial Crisis." Scientific American. December 2008.

"A New System for Development Aid." FT.com's Comment. 28 November 2008. [Download as PDF]

Testimony to the Committee on Financial Services on "Stabilizing the Financial Condition of the American Automobile Industry." 19 November 2008.
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"A Bridge for the Carmakers." Washington Post. 17 November 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Better Cities, Better Life: Challenges for Shanghai." Shanghai Daily. 12 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]

"Looking after the Future." Scientific American. November 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]

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

"Scaling up Primary Health Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Health Sector Reform" with Nirupam Bajpai, Ravindra H. Dholakia. CGSD Working Paper No. 36. October 2008.
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"Scaling up Primary Education Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Reform" with Nirupam Bajpai, Ravindra H. Dholakia. CGSD Working Paper No. 35. October 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.

"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]

"The American Anti-Intellectual Threat." Project Syndicate. 22 September 2008. [Download as PDF]

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

"The Specter of Malthus Returns." Scientific American. September 2008.

"Safety in Numbers." Time. 28 August 2008. [Download as PDF]

"The Digital War on Poverty." The Guardian. 21 August 2008. [Download as PDF]

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

"The Olympics and China." People's Daily. July 2008.

"Climate Change: feed it and weep, or lead and reap." Sydney Morning Herald. 25 July 2008. [Download as PDF]

"How to Solve the Growing Global Food Crisis, in Three Steps." NY Daily News. 23 July 2008. [Download as PDF]

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

"Land, Water and Conflict." Newsweek. July 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]

"A Deadline on Malaria." Scientific American. July 2008.

"The Millennium Development Goals: running out of excuses." G8 Summit 2008 publication. July 2008.
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"Less talk, more action needed." The Guardian. 25 June 2008.

"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.

"Progress summary of the MDGs: update for ministers." The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book. June 2008.
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2009

"Surging Food Prices and Global Stability." Scientific American. June 2008.

2008

"We Need a Power Surge." Time Magazine. 29 May 2008. [Download as PDF]

"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]

"The African Green Revolution." Scientific American. May 2008.

"The African Green Revolution," Scientific American, April 2008

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

Slate Book Club on Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. [Download as PDF]

"Common Wealth." TIME Magazine. March 2008. [Download as PDF]

Bien Común.”  Centro de Investigación Social, Un Techo Para Chile.  Año 7, No. 12.  Segundo Semestre 2008.  Santiago, Chile, translated from “Common Wealth” TIME Magazine, March 2008.

"Climate Change after Bali." Scientific American. February 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Paths to Peace Through Compassion, Cooperation and Sustainable Development." SGI, 24 January 2009.

"Primary Health for All." Scientific American. January 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Scaling up Primary Health Services in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka: Public Investment Requirements and Health Sector Reform," with Nirupam Bajpai, Ravindra H. Dholakia, CGSD Working Paper No. 33, January 2008.
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"Scaling up Primary Education Services in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka: Public Investment Requirements and Policy Reform,"  with Nirupam Bajpai and Ravindra H. Dholakia, CGSD Working Paper No. 34, January 2008.
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Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Penguin Press, 2008.

"Extreme Poverty," with Gordon C. McCord, in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
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"Regional development, geography of," with Gordon C. McCord, in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
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2007

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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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"The Challenges Facing Landlocked Developing Countries," with Michael L. Faye, John W. McArthur, and Thomas Snow, Journal of Human Development, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2004.
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"Institutions Don't Rule: Direct Effects of Geography on Per Capita Income," NBER Working Paper 9490. January 2003.
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"Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth," with Andrew Warner, Leading Issues in Economic Development, Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"Sources of Slow Growth in African Economies," with Andrew Warner, Journal of African Economies, Vol. 6, No. 3, December 1997.
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"Revamping U.S. Foreign Assistance" with Leo Hindery, Jr. and Gayle E. Smith. HELP Commission Minority Report. December 2007.

"Meaningful Goals for Climate Talks." Scientific American. December 2007. [Download as PDF]

"Scaling up Malaria Control in Africa: An Economic and Epidemiological Assessment," with Awash Teklehaimanot and Gordon C. McCord. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 77(Suppl 6), 2007, pp. 138–144. [Download Paper as PDF]
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"Climate Change and the Law." Scientific American. November 2007. [Download as PDF]

The African Millennium Villages,” with Pedro Sanchez, Cheryl Palm, Glenn Denning, Rafael Flor, Rebbie Harawa, Bashir Jama, Tsegazeab Kiflemariam, Bronwen Konecky, Raffaela Kozar, Eliud Lelerai, Alia Malik, Vijay Modi, Patrick Mutuo, Amadou Niang, Herine Okoth, Frank Place, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, Amir Said, David Siriri, Awash Teklehaimanot, Karen Wang, Justine Wangila, and Colleen Zamba. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Special Feature: Sustainability Science, 104 , no. 43 (October, 23 2007): 1677580.

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

"The Forbes One Billion." Forbes. October 2007. [Download as PDF]

"Breaking the Poverty Trap." Scientific American. September, 2007. [Download as PDF]

"A Global Coalition of Good." TIME Magazine. September 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]

"What a Little Fertilizer Can Do." Time. 26 July 2007.
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"The Promise of the Blue Revolution." Scientific American. July 2007.
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"How I'd fix the World Bank." Fortune. 26 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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"Climate Change Refugees." Scientific American. June 2007.
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Escaping the Resource Curse, with Macartan Humphreys, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University Press, June 2007.

"How the Rich World can Help Africa Help Itself." Financial Times. 30 May 2007.
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"The Road to Clean Energy Starts Here." Scientific American. May 2007.
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"A Climate For Change." TIME Magazine. 8 March 2007.

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"Threats of War, Chances for Peace," Scientific American. 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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"Africa's Lagging Demographic Transition: Evidence from Exogenous Impacts of Malaria Ecology and Agricultural Techonology," with Dalton Conley and Gordon C. McCord. NBER Working Paper 12892. February 2007.

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

"The Neglected Tropical Diseases." Scientifc American. January 2007.

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"The Secretary-General: Indispensable for Sustainable Development." UN Chronicle. Issue 1, 2007.
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2006

"How Aid Can Work." New York Review of Books (Letter). 21 December 2006.
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"The Challenge of Sustainable Water." Scientific American. 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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"Hitting the Target," with Guido Schmidt-Traub. Words into Action, IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings. September 2006.
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"Lower Fertility: A Wise Investment." Scientific American. September 2006.
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"Virtuous Circles and Fragile States." Scientific American. August 2006.
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"It Only Takes a Village," with Nirupam Bajpai. India Today. 2 July 2006.
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"Ecology and Political Upheaval." Scientific American. July 2006.
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"Does Conservation Matter to the Poor?" Nature Conservancy Magazine. Summer 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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"The New Geopolitics." Scientific American. 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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2007

"Rapid Victories Against Extreme Poverty," Scientific American. April 2007.
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2006

"Fighting Tropical Diseases," with Peter Hotez. Science, Vol. 311. 17 March 2006.
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"Incorporating a Rapid-Impact Package for Neglected Tropical Diseases with Programs for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria," with Peter Hotez, David H. Molyneux, Alan Fenwick, Eric Ottesen and Sonia Ehrlich Sachs. PLoS Medicine, 3(5): e102. February 2006.
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Poverty, AIDS and Hunger: Breaking the Poverty Trap in Malawi, with Anne C. Conroy, Malcolm J. Blackie, Alan Whiteside, Justin C. Malawezi, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

"The Importance of Investment Promotion in the Poorest Countries," in World Investment Prospects to 2010: Boom or Backlash?, Economist Intelligence Unit and Columbia Program on International Investment, New York, 2006.
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2005

"It is Time for Fine Words to Give Way to Meaningful Action," Financial Times, 27 December 2005.
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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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"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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"Response to Amir Attaran," with John McArthur & Guido Schmidt-Traub, PLoS Medicine, November 29, 2005.
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"Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural India," with Nirupam Bajpai and Ravindra H. Dholakia, CGSD Working Paper No. 29, November 2005. 
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"Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India," with Nirupam Bajpai and Ravindra H. Dholakia, CGSD Working Paper No. 28, November 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 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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"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 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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"Can Extreme Poverty Be Eliminated?" Scientific American, September 2005.
Reprinted in Cooperation South, United Nations Development Programme, 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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"The Time for Action," DACNews, September-October 2005.
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"Economic Possibilities for our Time," 16th Annual Panglaykim Memorial Lecture, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2005.
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"Hope and generosity can triumph over hate," Financial Times, July 11, 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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"Spirit of London a Lesson for the World," Financial Times (online), July 4-8, 2005.
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"How Africa lit up the world," Sunday Times Magazine, July 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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"Aiuti e poverta," Aspenia, n. 29, June 2005.

"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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"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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"India in the Era of Economic Reforms: From Outsourcing to Innovation," with Nirupam Bajpai, Think On , May 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]

"The end of the world as we know it," The Guardian, April 5, 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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"India's Challenge to Meet the Millennium Development Goals," with Nirupam Bajpai and Nicole H. Volavka, CGSD Working Paper No. 24.  April 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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"The Development Challenge", Foreign Affairs, March/April 2005.
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"The Year of Development," Global Future, Second Quarter, 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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"What the President Doesn't Want to Hear," Esquire, February 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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"Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Case of Malaria," New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 352, No. 2, January 13, 2005.
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"The Class System of Catastrophe," Time, January 10, 2005.
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"A Robust Strategy for Sustainable Energy," with Klaus Lackner. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2. 2005.
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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, The Penguin Press: New York, 2005.

Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Millennium Project, (Director),  Earthscan: New York, 2005.

"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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“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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2004

"Book Review: Solving Global Crises: Economists Alone are not Enough," Lancet, Vol. 364, December 11, 2004.
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"Health in the Developing World: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals," Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Volume 82, No. 12, December 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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"How to Halve World Poverty," The Economist -- The World in 2005, November 2004.
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“We Can End World Hunger: Here’s How,” with Pedro Sanchez, World Ark, November/ December 2004.
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"Ending World Hunger," Poder Magazine, October 2004.
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"Building on the Commonwealth Action Plan," Commonwealth Finance MInisters Report 2004, September 28, 2004.
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“Ethik im Management und nachhaltige Entwicklung," in Ethik im Management, Ruh, Hans and Klaus M. Leisinger , eds. Switzerland : Orell Füssli, Fall 2004.
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"Three Years and Three Lessons since 9/11," Facts, September 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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"The Malaria Gap," with Pia Malaney and Andrew Spielman, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 71(Suppl. 2), pp. 141-146, August 2004.
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"National Common Minimum Programme of the Congress-led United Progessive Alliance: Policy Reform and Public Investment Requirements," with Nirupam Bajpai, CGSD Working Paper No. 22.  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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"La lección china a Brasil," Vanguardia Dossier, July-September 2004.
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"How to Run the IMF," Foreign Policy, July-August 2004.
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"Reaching the Millennium Development Goals in South Asia," with Nirupam Bajpai and Nicole H. Volavka, CGSD Working Paper No. 17, July 2004.
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"The G8 must fund the war against poverty," Financial Times, June 7, 2004.
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"Don’t Know, Should Care",  The New York Times, June 5, 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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"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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"Doing the sums on Africa," The Economist, May 20, 2004.
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"A Simple Plan to Save the World," Esquire, May 2004.
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"Third World Disease," Ob.Gyn. News May 1, 2004.
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"A Global Index of the Stability of Malaria Transmission," with Anthony Kiszewski, Andrew Mellinger, Andrew Spielman, Pia Malaney, and Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 70, No. 5, pp. 486-498, May 2004.
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"Sustainable Development," Science, April 30 2004.
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"From His First Day in Office, Bush was Ousting Aristide," Los Angeles Times, 4 March 2004. [Download as PDF]

"Testimony to the House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, on The Situation on Haiti," March 3, 2004.

"Don't fall for Washington's spin on Haiti," Financial Times, March 1, 2004
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"The Challenges Facing Landlocked Developing Countries," with Michael L. Faye, John W. McArthur, and Thomas Snow, Journal of Human Development, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 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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"Priorities for meeting the Millennium Development Goals," with John McArthur, Global Future Magazine, First Quarter 2004.
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"Ending Africa' s Poverty Trap," with John W. McArthur, Guido Schmidt-Traub, Margaret Kruk, Chandrika Bahadur, Michael Faye and Gordon McCord, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 2004.
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2003

"America's disastrous energy plan,"Financial Times, December 23, 2003
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"No Place for Piety," The New Scientist, November 8, 2003
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"The New Urban Planning," Development Outreach, The World Bank Institute, November 2003.

"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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"Mobilization of Domestic and Donor Resources for Health," World Bank Viewpoint, October 2003. [Download as PDF]

"Minding the Gaps," Newsweek International Asia, October-December, 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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"Institutions Matter, but not for Everything," IMF Finance and Development, Vol. 40, No. 2, June 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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"Scaling-up coverage with insecticide-treated nets against malaria in Africa: who should pay?" with Christopher Curtis et al., The Lancet: Infectious Diseases, Vol. 3, No.5, May 1, 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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"The Roadblock to a Sovereign Bankruptcy Law," Cato Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2003.
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(reprinted in Spanish as “La barrera contra la ley de quiebras soberanas,” in Artana, Daniel and James A. Dorn (eds.), Crisis Financieras Internacionales: ¿Qué Rol le Corresponde al Gobierno?  Cato Institute: Buenos Aires, 2004.)

"The United States as a Coastal Nation," with Jordan Rappaport, Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 5-46, March 2003. (previously Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Research Working Paper)
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"America should not fight AIDS on its own," Financial Times, February 4, 2003.
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"Economic Reforms in Emerging Economies," Lecture at the Centre for Banking Studies, Central Bank of Sri Lanka Occasional Paper No. 46, 14 January 2003.
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"Fighting Poverty, Fighting AIDS" Newsweek, January 6, 2003.
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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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“New Challenges 1: The Millennium Development Goals - How Far We Have Come,” Development Cooperation Ireland Annual Report 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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"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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Human Development Report 2003: Millennium Development Goals: A compact among nations to end human poverty, (guest contributing editor), UNDP: New York, 2003.
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"A Letter from Africa: Confronting our Humanity in an AIDS-Ravaged World," in Pandemic: Facing AIDS, Umbrage Editions : New York, 2003.

Economic Development and the Division of Labor (Foreword), by Xiaokai Yang, Blackwell Publishing, 2003.

"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]

"Institutions Don't Rule: Direct Effects of Geography on Per Capita Income," NBER Working Paper 9490, January 2003.
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2002

"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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(previously CID Working Paper no. 77, October 2001 [PDF]).

"Weapons of Mass Salvation," The Economist, October 26, 2002.
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"A New Global Effort to Control Malaria," Science, Vol. 298, 4 Oct, 2002.
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"Sacudir el futuro," Revista Incae, Vol XII, No. 2, September 2002

"How to save the world in Johannesburg," Financial Times, August 13, 2002
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"The Essential Ingredient," New Scientist, August 17, 2002. [Download as PDF]

"Rapid Population Growth Saps Development." Science. July 19, 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])

"Improving the Health of the Global Poor.Science.   March 15, 2002.
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"Investing in Health for Economic Development: Time for US Action." Global HealthLink. March-April 2002. [Download as PDF]

"Testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on African Affairs," February 14, 2002.
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"The Economic and Social Burden of Malaria" with Pia Malaney, Nature, Vol. 415, no. 6872, Feb. 7, 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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"Resolving the Debt Crisis of Low-Income Countries," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2002:1.
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"Financing Global Public Goods:  Approaches to Health " in Global Public Goods Financing: New Tools for New Challenges, A Policy Dialogue,  United Nations Publications, 2002. [Download as PDF]

"Compensation for 'Meaningful Participation' in Climate Change Control: A Modest Proposal and Empirical Analysis" with T. Panayotou and A. Peterson Zwane, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management,  43, pp. 437-454, 2002.
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The Latin American Competitiveness Report 2001-2002, (co-editor) World Economic Forum, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002.

The Global Competitiveness Report 2001-2002, (co-editor) World Economic Forum, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002.

  • "Introduction - Slowdown and Uncertainty: International Economic Networks in the Wake of September 11, 2001" with Peter Cornelius, John McArthur, Michael Porter and Klaus Schwab. [Download as PDF]
  • "Executive Summary" with Michael Porter and John McArthur. [Download as PDF
  • "The Growth Competitiveness Index: Measuring Technological Advancement and the Stages of Development," with John McArthur. [Download as PDF]

"Technological Advance and Long-Term Economic Growth in Asia," with John McArthur, in Technology and the New Economy, Chong-En Bai and Chi-Wa Yuen, eds. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
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"The Global Innovation Divide." in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 3. Adam B. Jaffe, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern (eds). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.

2001

Macroeconomics and Health: Investing in Health for Economic Development, (principal author), report of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, World Health Organization, December 2001.
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"The Effects of the AIDS Epidemic on Economic Welfare in sub-Saharan Africa," with Dean T. Jamison and Jia Wang, Commission on Macroeconomics and Health Working Paper WG1: 13, December 2001.
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"What's good for the poor is good for America," The Economist.  July 12, 2001
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"The Strategic Significance of Global Inequality," in The Washington Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 187-198, Summer 2001.

"Las Patentes y Los Pobres". Reforma. 2 May 2001. [Download as PDF]

"A New Global Commitment to Disease Control in Africa," Nature Medicine, Vol. 7 No. 5, May 2001.
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"The Curse of Natural Resources," with Andrew Warner, European Economic Review, Vol. 45, 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

"The Decade of Development: Goal Setting and Policy Changes in India" with Nirupam Bajpai, CID Working Paper No. 62, February 2001.
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"Institutions and Geography: Comment on Acemoglu, Johnson and Robinson," with John W. McArthur, NBER Working Paper 8114, February 2001.
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"Tropical Underdevelopment," NBER Working Paper 8119.  February 2001.
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(based on speech prepared for Economic History Association Annual Meeting, September 2000 and CID Working Paper No. 57, December 2000)
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"Subtract the Divide," with Geoffrey Kirkman. World Link. January 25, 2001. CIDNEWS

"Defining and Refining International Donor Support for Combating the AIDS Pandemic" with Amir Attaran, The Lancet, Vol. 357, pp. 57-61, January 6, 2001.
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"Benchmarking Competitiveness in Transition Economies," with Clifford Zinnes and Yair Eilat, Economics of Transition,  Vol. 9 (2),  pp. 315-53, 2001.
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"Economic Development in Central America" edited by Felipe B. Larrain.  Harvard University Press, 2001.

"The Economic Burden of Malaria," with John Luke Gallup, The Supplement to The American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2, pp. 85-96, January/February 2001 
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(previously "The Economic Burden of Malaria" with John Luke Gallup, CID Working Paper No. 52, July 2000 [PDF], previously "The Economic Burden of Malaria," with John Gallup, in Harvard International Review,Winter 1998/1999, pp. 56-61, and previously "The Economic Burden of Malaria," with John Luke Gallup, mimeo, October 1998 [PDF]) .

"The Gains from Privatization in Transition Economies: Is 'Change of Ownership' Enough?," with Clifford Zinnes and Yair Eilat.  IMF Staff Papers, Vol. 48 (Special Issue), pp. 146-170, 2001.
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The Africa Competitiveness Report 2000/2001, (co-editor) World Economic Forum, Oxford University Press, New York, 2001.

  • "Executive Summary" with Lisa D. Cook. [Download as PDF]
  • "The Case for Increased Debt Forgiveness" with Maciej Cuchra and Sara E. Sievers.

"A role for public-private partnerships in controlling neglected diseases?" Discussion by Jeffrey Sachs, "Thinking Boldly," pp. 772-3, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2001, 79(8). [Download as PDF]

"Reducing the Vulnerability to Natural Disasters: Hurricane Mitch and Central America," with Juan Carlos Barahona, Eduardo Doryan and Felipe B. Larrain Economic Development in Central America, Vol. II: Structural Reform edited by Felipe B. Larrain.  Harvard University Press, 2001.
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"The External-Debt Problem in Central America: Honduras, Nicaragua, and the HIPC Initiative," with Gerardo Esquivel and Felipe B. Larrain in Economic Development in Central America, Vol. I: Growth and Internationalization, edited by Felipe B. Larrain.  Harvard University Press, 2001.
(also HIID Development Discussion Paper no. 645, August 1998)
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2000

"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]

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

"Agriculture, Climate, and Technology: Why are the Tropics Falling Behind?" with John Luke Gallup, American Journal of Agricultural Economics.  Vol. 82, pp. 731-777, August 2000.
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"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]

India in the Era of Economic Reforms (Forward), with Nirupam Bajpai and Ashutosh Varshney, Oxford University Press, paperback edition, July 2000.

"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]

"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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"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]

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

"Economic Reforms and Constitutional Transition" with Wing Thye Woo and Xiaokai Yang. CID Working Paper No. 42, April 2000.  [Download paper as PDF]

"India's Decade of Development," in Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai with Nirupam Bajpai, Vol. XXXV, No. 16, April 2000.
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"Testimony to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs," March 9, 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]

"Foreign Direct Investment in India: Issues and Problems," with Nirupam Bajpai. HIID Development Discussion Paper No. 759, March 2000.
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"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]

"Patterns and Determinants of Economic Reform in Transition Economies: 1990-1998," with Clifford Zinnes and Yair Eilat.  HIID CAER II Discussion Paper no. 61.  February 2000.
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"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]

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

"Is the Environmental Kuznets Curve Driven by Structural Change? What Extended Time Series May Imply for Developing Countries" with Theo Panayotou and Alix Peterson. CAER II No. 80, 2000.
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"Notes on a New Sociology of Economic Development" in Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress, Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington (eds), New York: Basic Books, 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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“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]) .

"A Structural Analysis of Chile's Long-Term Growth: History, Prospects, and Policy Implications," with Felipe B. Larrain and Andrew Warner. Prepared for the Government of Chile as part of the Project "Development Strategies in the Context of Natural Resource Abundance and Global Integration: the Case of Chile," January 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.

The Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons for a Resilient Asia, (co-editor), MIT Press, 2000.

  • "A Reform Agenda for a Resilient Asia," (with Wing Thye Woo)
  • "Understanding the Asian Financial Crisis," (with Wing Thye Woo)

"Economic Reforms and Constitutional Transition," (with Wing Thye Woo and Xiaokai Yang) in Tran Van Hoa (ed.), Economic Crisis Management - Policy, Practice, Outcomes and Prospects, pp. 28-85, Edward Elgar 2000.

"The Debate on Understanding China's Economic Growth," (with Wing Thye Woo) in Eric Maskin and Andras Simonovits (eds.), Planning, Shortage, and Transformation: Essays in Honor of Janos Kornai, MIT, 2000.

"Notes on a New Sociology of Economic Development" in Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress. Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington (eds). New York: Basic Books, 2000.

"Climate, Coastal Proximity, and Development," with Andrew Mellinger and John Gallup in Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography, edited by Gordon L. Clark, Maryann P. Feldman, and Meric S. Gertler, Oxford University Press, 2000.
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(Previously "Climate, Water Navigability, and Economic Development," with Andrew Mellinger and John Gallup, CID Working Paper No. 24, September 1999. [PDF])

"Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth," with Andrew Warner, Leading Issues in Economic Development, Oxford University Press, 2000.
Reprinted in Spanish as "Recursos Naturales y Desarollo Economico" in Mineria y Desarollo, Gustavo Lagos (ed.), Foro en Economia de Minerales, Vol. 3, 2005.
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1999

"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]

"Twentieth-Century Political Economy: A Brief History of Global Capitalism," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 115, No. 4, Winter 1999.
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"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]

"Economic Consequences of Health Status: A Review of the Evidence" with Amar A. Hamoudi. CID Working Paper No. 30, December 1999.
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"The IMF's New Leader," Financial Times, November 18, 1999.

"Life After Communism," Wall Street Journal, November 17, 1999
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"Developing Countries and the Control of Climate Change: A Theoretical Perspective and Policy Implications," with Theodore Panayotou and Alix Peterson. HIID CAER II Discussion Paper No. 44, November 1999. [Download as PDF]

"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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"Why Dollarization is More Straitjacket than Salvation," with Felipe Larrain, in Foreign Policy, No. 116, Fall 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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"Reflexiones sobre la crisis asiatica," with Wing Thye Woo in Internacionales Cuadernos del Ceri del Centro Espanol de Relaciones, No. 7, September 1999.

"Cracking the Shell Game: Implementing Debt Relief for the HIPC's," in ICSW Social Development Review, September 1999.
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"Why Do Resource-Abundant Economies Grow More Slowly?," with Francisco Rodriguez in Journal for Economic Growth, 4, pp. 277- 303, September 1999.
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(previously "Natural Resources and Economic Growth: A Quantitative Exploration," with Francisco Rodriguez, mimeo, HIID, Spring 1999 [PDF]).

"Helping the World's Poorest." The Economist, August 1999. [Download as PDF]

"Geography and Economic Development," with John Luke Gallup and with Andrew Mellinger, International Regional Science Review, Vol. 22,  No. 2, pp. 179-232, August 1999. 
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(previously in Pleskovic, Boris and Joseph E. Stiglitz, eds., Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 1998 (April), The World Bank: Washington, DC [PDF] and in Harvard International Review, Winter 1998/1999).

"Implementing Debt Relief for the HIPCs" with Kwesi Botchwey, Maciej Cuchra, and Sara Sievers. CID, August 1999. CC
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"Developing Countries and the Control of Climate Change: Empirical Evidence" with Theo Panayotou and Alix Peterson, CAER II Discussion Paper No. 45, August 1999. CC [Download paper as PDF]

"Developing Countries and the Control of Climate Change: A Theoretical Perspective and Policy Implications," with Theo Panayotou and Alix Peterson, prepared for UNAID/CAER II, CAER II Discussion Paper No. 44, August 1999. [Download paper as PDF]

Forward: India in the Era of Economic Reforms (including Introduction). Edited with Nirupam Bajpai and Ashutosh Varshney, Oxford University Press, July 1999. Paperback edition, July 2000.

"A Millennial Gift to Developing Nations," New York Times, June 6, 1999. [Download as PDF]

"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]

"The Big Push, Natural Resource Booms and Growth," with Andrew Warner, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 59, Issue 1, pp. 43-76, June 1999.
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"The Case for a Vaccine Purchase Fund," with Michael Kremer and Amar Hamoudi, CID mimeo, 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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"A Cure for Indifference," with Michael Kremer, Financial Times, May 5, 1999.
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"The Manufactured Exports, Export Platforms, and Economic Growth: Insights from Asia for Egypt," with Steven Radelet and Lisa Cook, HIID May 1999.
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2002

"Market Led Industrialization and Globalization," with X. Yang, Journal of Economic Integration, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2002.
(previously "Gradual Spread of Market-Led Industrialization," with X. Yang, CID Working Paper No. 11, April 1999) [Download paper as PDF]

1999

"Brazil Fever," in The Milken Institute Review, Second Quarter, 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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"Gradual Spread of Market-Led Industrialization," with X. Yang, CID Working Paper No. 11, April 1999.
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"The Changing Global Distribution of Malaria: A Review," with Amar Hamoudi, CID Working Paper No. 2, March 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]

"Global Financial Crisis: Lessons for Egypt", Conference- Growth Beyond Stabilization: Prospects for Egypt, Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, February 1999.
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"Self-inflicted Wounds," Financial Times, January 22, 1999. [Download as PDF]

"Fiscal Policy in India's Economic Reforms," with Nirupam Bajpai in India in the Era of Economic Reforms. Edited with Ashutosh Varshney and Nirupam Bajpai, Oxford University Press 1999.

"The Asian Financial Crisis: What Happened and What is to be Done," with Wing Thye Woo, Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 253, January 1999.
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The Global Competitiveness Report 1999, (co-editor) World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland 1999.

  • "The Year in Review," with Andrew Warner

The Asia Competitiveness Report 1999, (co-editor) World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland 1999.

  • "A Plan for Action," with Wing Thye Woo
  • "The Asian Financial Crisis: what happened, and what is to be done," with Wing Thye Woo; republished in Spanish as "Reflexiones sobre la crisis asiatica," Cuadernos del CERI No. 7, Centro Espa-ol de Relaciones Internacionales, Madrid, September 1999.

Role of Law and Legal Institutions in Asian Economic Development 1960-1995, senior advisor with Hal S. Scott to Katharina Pistor and Philip A. Wellons for Asian Development Bank.

"Fiscal Policy in India's Economic Reforms," with Nirupam Bajpai in India in the Era of Economic Reforms. Edited with Ashutosh Varshney and Nirupam Bajpai, Oxford University Press 1999.

"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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"Resource Endowments and the Real Exchange Rate: A Comparison of Latin America and East Asia," in Takatoshi Ito and Anne Krueger (eds) Changes in Exchange Rates in Rapidly Developing Countries: Theory, Practice, and Policy Issues. NBER-EASE Vol. 7. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

1998

"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]

"Creditor Panics: Causes and Remedies," Cato Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3, Winter 1999.  Also in Research Notes in Economics and Statistics for Deutsche Bank Research, November 1998.
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"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]

"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.

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

"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]

"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.

"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]

"The External-Debt Problem in Central America" with Gerardo Esquivel and Felipe B. Larrain, Harvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge, MA.,  pp. 251-296.  1998.
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"Geography, Demography, and Economic Growth in Africa," with David Bloom, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1998.
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"The East Asian Financial Crisis: Diagnosis, Remedies, Prospects," with Steve Radelet, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 1998.
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"Geography and Economic Development: Some Empirical Findings," presented at 1998 AEA meetings in Chicago, published in Proceedings volume.
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"Shipping Costs, Manufactured Exports, and Economic Growth" with Steven Radelet, presented at 1998 AEA meetings in Chicago, published in Proceedings volume.
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The Africa Competitiveness Report 1998, (co-editor) World Economic Forum, Geneva. Switzerland 1998.

  • "Executive Summary" with Sara E. Sievers
  • "Growth in Africa" with Sara E. Sievers
  • "FDI in Africa" with Sara E. Sievers

The Global Competitiveness Report 1998, (co-editor) World Economic Forum, Geneva Switzerland 1998.

  • "Executive Summary" with Andrew Warner
  • "The Year in Review"

2000

"The Onset of the East Asian Financial Crisis," with Steven Radelet, National Bureau of Economic Research volume Asian Crisis and International Solutions, Chapter 20, 1998.
Reprinted in Currency Crises, Paul Krugman (ed.) National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2000.

1998

"External Debt, Structural Adjustment and Economic Growth," in International Monetary and Financial Issues for the 1990's, Volume IX. Conference volume for United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 1998.

"Onset of the East Asian Financial Crisis," with Steven Radelet, presented at NBER Currency Crisis Conference and to US Agency for International Development, January 1998. 
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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]

"Asia's Reemergence," with Steven Radelet, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 76, No. 6, November/December 1997.
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"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]

"Ukraine's Painful Economic Transition," ACE: Analysis of Current Events, Vol. 9, No. 8, August 1997.
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"Recipe for Success," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 7 July 1997. [Download as PDF]

"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]

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

"The Geography of Global Capitalism," mimeo, HIID, May 1997.

"Economic Reforms in China and India: Selected Issues in Industrial Policy," with Nirupam Bajpai and Tianlun Jian, HIID Development Discussion Paper No. 580, April 1997.
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"The Need for Tax Reform," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Rediff Special, March 5, 1997. [Download as PDF]

"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]

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

"India's Economic Reforms: Some Lessons from East Asia," with Nirupam Bajpai, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Vol. 6,  pp. 135-164, 1997.
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"India's Economic Reforms: The Steps Ahead," with Nirupam Bajpai, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1997.
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"Fundamental Sources of Long Run Growth," with Andrew Warner, presented at 1997 AEA meetings in New Orleans, published in Proceedings volume.
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"Sources of Slow Growth in African Economies," with Andrew Warner, Journal of African Economies, vol. 6 no. 3, 1997.
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The Rule of Law and Economic Reform in Russia, edited with Katharina Pistor, The John M. Olin Critical Issues Series, Westview Press, 1997.

Emerging Asia: Changes and Challenges, academic coordinator with David Bloom, Asian Development Bank, 1997.

Economies in Transition, co-editor with Wing Thye Woo and Stephen Parker, MIT Press, 1997.

"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.

"Zimbabwe's Growth Prospects: the Steps Ahead," mimeo, HIID, January 1997.

1996

"Understanding China's Economic Performance," with Wing Thye Woo, HIID Development Discussion Paper #575, December 1996.
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"On the tigers' trail, - Sachs on Competitiveness," Worldlink, November/December 1996.

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

"How to Catch Up with the Industrial World - Achieving Rapid Growth in Europe's Transition Economies," with Andrew Warner, in Transition, Vol. 7, No. 9-10, September-October 1996, World Bank.
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(This article is based on the authors' paper "Achieving Rapid Growth in the Transition Economies of Central Europe," HIID Discussion Paper no. 544, July 1996)

"Achieving Rapid Growth in the Transition Economies of Central Europe," with Andrew Warner, HIID Development Discussion Paper #544, July 1996.
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"Growth in Africa: It can be done," Economist, June 29-15, 1996.
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"Resource Endowments and the Real Exchange Rate: A Comparison of Latin America and East Asia," presented at conference in Hong Kong, June 19, 1996, as part of Seventh Annual East Asian Seminar on Economics, forthcoming in conference volume and as NBER Discussion Paper. [Download paper as PDF]

"It Could Have Been So Much Better: Reflections on Russian Economic Reform," The Moscow Times Russia Review, vol. 3, no. 90, May 6, 1996.

"Globalization and the U.S. Labor Market," American Economic Review, May 1996.
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"Economic Transition and the Exchange-Rate Regime," American Economic Review, May 1996. [Download as PDF]

"The Transition at Mid Decade," American Economic Review, May 1996. [Download as PDF]

"Trends in Inter-State Inequalities of Income in India," with Nirupam Bajpai, HIID Development Discussion Paper #528, May 1996.
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"Financial Crises in Emerging Markets: The Lessons from 1995," with Andres Velasco and Aaron Tornell, NBER Working Paper Series no. 5576, May 1996.
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"Lessons from Asia," Central European Economic Review, vol 4, no. 3, April 1996.

"Alternative Approaches to Financial Crises in Emerging Markets," Revista de Economia Politica, Vol. 16, No. 2, April-June 1996.
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"The Collapse of the Mexican Peso: What Have We Learned?," with Andres Velasco and Aaron Tornell, Economic Policy, No. 22, April 1996. [Download as PDF]

"China's Transition Experience," with Wing Thye Woo, Transition: The Newsletter About Reforming Economies, Vol. 7, No. 3-4, March-April 1996, World Bank Transition Economics Division. [Download as PDF]

"EU Membership for Central Europe: Commitments, Speed and Conditionality," with Alain de Crombrugghe and Zanny Minton-Beddoes, HIID Development Discussion Paper #523, February 1996.
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"International Trade and Wage Inequality in the United States: Some New Results," with Howard J. Shatz, HIID Development Discussion Paper #524, February 1996.
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"Chinese Economic Growth: Explanations and the Tasks Ahead," with Wing Thye Woo, in Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress, China's Economic Future: Challenges to U.S. Policy, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1996.
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"Emerging Markets and Foreign Aid," in Emerging Markets and International Development: Options for U.S. Foreign Policy, National Planning Association Report, No. 282, 1996

"Trends in Regional Inequality in China," with Tianlun Jian and Andrew Warner, NBER Working Paper Series no. 5412, January 1996, and China Economic Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1996.
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"Financial Crises in Emerging Markets: The Lessons from 1995," with Andres Velasco and Aaron Tornell, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1996. [Download as PDF]

"Lessons from Taiwan for Post-Communist Transition: Another Look," with Tianlun Jian, Business and the Contemporary World, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1996.
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"Brazilian Inflation and the 'Plano Real'," with Alvaro Zini, Revista de Economia Politica, Vol. 15, No. 2(58), April-June 1995, and The World Economy, Vol. 19, No. 1, January 1996.
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"Achieving Rapid Growth: The Road Ahead for Egypt," Distinguished Lecture Series 3, published by The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, 1996. Click here to order this piece from ECES.
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1995

"Old Myths About Poland's Reforms Die Hard," Transition: The Newsletter About Reforming Economies, Vol. 6, No. 11-12, November-December 1995, pp. 11-12, World Bank Transition Economics Division. [Download as PDF]

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

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

"Natural Resources Abundance and Economic Growth," with Andrew Warner, HIID Development Discussion Paper #517a, October 1995.
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"Keep the Baby in the Bath Water," Worldlink, Sept./Oct. 1995.

"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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"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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"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]

"Lessons from Mexico," with Aaron Tornell and Andres Velasco, mimeo Harvard University, March 1995.

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

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

"Economies in Transition: Some Aspects of Environmental Policy," in Economic Instruments for Sustainable Development. Bedich Moldan (ed.), Workshop Proceeding, January 12-14, 1995, Prhonice, Czech Republic, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic.
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"Reforms in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in Light of the East Asian Experiences," presented at NBER-TCER- CEPR Trilateral Conference on Transition from Socialist Economies, Tokyo, Janauary 6-7, 1995. Published in Journal of the Japanese and International Economies. [Download as PDF]

"Why Russia Failed to Stabilize," in Russian Economic Reform at Risk, edited by Anders Aslund, Pinter:London, 1995.
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"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]

"Shock Therapy in Poland: Perspectives of Five Years," The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Vol. 16, University of Utah, 1995.
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"Do We Need an International Lender of Last Resort?" presented as Frank D. Graham Lecture at Princeton, April 1995.
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"Russia's Struggle with Stabilization: Conceptual Issues and Evidence," in Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference in Development Economics 1994, The World Bank, 1995. [Download as PDF]

"Interpreting the Mexican Peso Crisis," January 1995, mimeo.

1994

"Russia's Economic Prospects," in Bulletin: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. XLVIII, No. 3, December 1994.
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Comment on "Economic Recovery, Growth and Policies: 'Gradualism' in the Japanese Context" by Juro Teranishi, in Economic Policy 19 (Supplement), December 1994. [Download as PDF]

"Economic Convergence and Economic Policies," with Andrew Warner, presented at conference in Prague, December 1994, as part of Asia Foundation project on Economies in Transition. Development Discussion Paper #502.
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"Beyond Bretton Woods: A new blueprint," The Economist, October 1, 1994.

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

"India's Unfinished Reform Agenda," presented at ICRIER, New Delhi, Aug. 23, 1994. Published in Distinguished Author Seminar Series on "Structural Adjustment and Policy Reforms: Perspectives from International Experiences."

"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]

"The IMF and Economies in Crisis," presented at London School of Economics, July 1994, forthcoming in LSE publication.

"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's Struggle with Stabilization: Conceptual Issues and Evidence," presented at Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, April 28, 1994, Washington, DC. Published in conference volume.
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"Monetary Institutions and Credible Stabilizations: A Comparison of Experiences in the Baltics," with Ardo Hansson, presented at conference at Univ. of Chicago Law School, April 22-23, 1994.
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"Testimony to House Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs," April 19, 1994.

Testimony to the Subcomittee on International Development, Finance, Trade and Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs
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"Structural Factors in the Economic Reforms of China, Eastern Europe, and the Former Soviet Union", with Wing Thye Woo, Economic Policy, 18, April 1994.
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"Buying Time for Democracy," European Brief, April/May 1994.

"Buying Time for Democracy," in European Brief, Vol. 1, No. 5, April/May 1994.
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"Russia: IMF gives too little, too late," Financial Times, March 31, 1994. [Download as PDF]

"Testimony to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs," February 5, 1994.

Testimony to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, February 5, 1994
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"Betrayal," The New Republic, January 31, 1994.

"Trade and Jobs in U.S. Manufacturing," with Howard Shatz, in Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 1994, and in Economic Policy, ed. Paul Whiteley, Gloucester, England: Elgar Publishing. [Download as PDF]

"Understanding 'Shock Therapy'," Social Market Foundation Occasional Paper No. 7, London, 1994.
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Russia and the Market Economy, (in Russian) BBC/MPM Ltd., London, 1994.

Transition in Eastern Europe, co-edited with K. Froot and O. Blanchard, NBER Conference Volumes, University of Chicago Press, 1994.

  • Volume 1: Country Studies
  • Volume 2: Restructuring

"Life in the Economic Emergency Room," in The Political Economy of Policy Reform, John Williamson (ed.), Institute for International Economics, January 1994.
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"Increased IMF Intervention Would Strengthen the Republics' Economies," in The Breakup of the Soviet Union: Opposing Viewpoints, David Bender & Bruno Leone, Series Editors, Opposing Viewpoints Series, Greenhaven Press: San Diego, 1994.

"Political Independence and Economic Reform in Slovenia," with Boris Pleskovic, in The Transition in Eastern Europe: Volume 1, (edited by Sachs, Froot, and Blanchard), NBER Conference Volume, NBER and University of Chicago Press, 1994.

"Prospects for Monetary Stabilization in Russia," Economic Transformation in Russia, Anders Aslund (ed.), 1994.

"Understanding the Reform Experiences of China, Eastern Europe and Russia," with Wing Thye Woo, in Chyng Lee and Helmut Reisen (ed.), From Reform to Growth: China and Other Countries in Transition, OECD, Paris, 1994; published in German as "Zum Verstandnis der Reformerfahrungen in China, Osteeuropa und Rubland" in Hansjorg Herr and Kurt Hubner (ed.) Der lange Marsch in die Marktwirtschaft: Entwicklungen und Erfahrungen in der VR China und Osteuropa, Fachhochschule fur Wirtschaft Berlin, 1999.

1993

"International Linkages of the Korean Economy: Simulations with the Korean Global Model," with Jong-Wha Lee and Peter Boone, Seoul Journal of Economics, Vol. 6, No. 4, Winter 1993.
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"Open trade vital to former communists," The Kikkei Weekly, October 18, 1993.

1994

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

1993

"Bolivia: On the Road to Development," project report prepared for the Ministry of Exports and Competitiveness of the Government of Bolivia, September 1993.
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"Moscow's Monetary Meltdown," The New Republic, August 23 & 30, 1993. [Download as PDF]

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

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

"Prospects for Monetary Stabilization in Russia," presented at the Conference on the Economic Transformation in Russia, Stockholm, June 1993. In Economic Transformation in Russia, Anders Aslund (ed.), 1994. Introduction to Paper Tigers & Minotaurs: The Politics of Venezuela's Economic Reforms, by Moises Naim, A Carnegie Endowment Book, 1993.
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"Some Historical Perspectives on Chinese and Russian Economic Reforms," presented at conference in San Francisco on Transition of Centrally Planned Economies in Pacific Asia, published in conference volume.

"Ethics and the Global Wave of Economic Reform," prepared for the Conference on Judaism and a Just Economy,Washington, DC, May 1993.

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

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

"Testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs," Feb. 24, 1993.

"Testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee," Feb. 17, 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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"An Update on Reform in Eastern Europe and Russia," China Economic Review, Volume 4, Number 2. 1993.
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"Reply to Jan Adam," Economics of Planning 26, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.
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"Reussir la stabilization monetaire en 1993", in Economie Internationale, No. 54, 2 trimestre, 1993 (CEPII publication).

"Western Financial Assistance and Russia's Reforms," in Making Markets, S. Islam and M. Mandelbaum (eds.), New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1993.

"Strengthening Economic Support for Russia," International Economic Insights, Vol. IV, No. 1, January/February 1993.

"The Russian Mass Privatization Program," with Bozidar Djelic, Privatisation Yearbook 1993, Rodney Lord (ed.), London: Privatisation International, 1993.
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"The Economic Transformation of Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland," in Stabilization and Privatization in Poland, K. Poznanski (ed.), (International Studies in Economics and Econometrics, Vol. 29), Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.
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Poland's Jump to the Market Economy, MIT Press, 1993.

Introduction to Paper Tigers and Minotaurs: The Politics of Venezuela's Economic Reforms, by Moises Naim, A Carnegie Endowment Book, 1993.

"Comments on 'The Chinese and Eastern European Routes to Reform' by Alan Gelb, Gary Jefferson, and Inderjit Singh," in NBER Macroeconomics Annual Conference Volume, NBER 1993.

"Western Financial Assistance and Russia's Reforms," in Making Markets, S. Islam and M. Mandelbaum (eds.), New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1993.

"The Economic Transformation of Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland," in Stabilization and Privatization in Poland, K. Poznanski (ed.), Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.

"Achieving Monetary Stabilization in Russia in 1993," mimeo.

1992

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interview in Kauppalehti Optio (Finland), September 10, 1992.

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

"Toward a Market-Based Monetary System", with David Lipton, Central Banking, Vol. III, No. 1, Summer 1992.

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

"Vaincre la Peur," in Politique Internationale, proceedings for Colloquium "Quelle Democratie Pour L'Europe?", April 4, 1992.

"Structural Adjustment and International Trade in Eastern Europe: the Case of Poland," with Andrew Berg, Economic Policy, Vol. 7, No. 14, pp. 117-173, April 1992.
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Testimony to the Subcommittee on International Development, Finance, Trade, and Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, April 1, 1992
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"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]

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

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.

"Prospects for Russia's Economic Reforms," with David Lipton, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1992.
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"Privatization in Russia : Some Lessons from Eastern Europe," paper presented at ASSA meetings in New Orleans, January 1992, American Economic Review, Spring 1992. Also published in Soumitra Sharma (ed.), Development Policy (London: St. Martin's Press, Inc.), 1992.
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Macroeconomics in the Global Economy, with Felipe Larrain, Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992.

1993

"The Russian Mass Privatization Program," with Bozidar Djelic, Privatization Yearbook 1993, Rodney Lord (ed.), London: Privatization International, 1993.

1992

"Privatization in Russia : Some Lessons from Eastern Europe," in Soumitra Sharma (ed.), Development Policy (London: St. Martin's Press, Inc.), 1992.
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"Transition from a Planned Economy to a Market Economy," in Social and Ethical Aspects of Economics: A Colloquium in the Vatican, 1992.

"The Grand Bargain," in The Post-Soviet Economy: Soviet and Western Perspectives, Anders Aslund (ed.), (London: Punter Publ.), 1992.

"Helping Russia," The Economist, December 21, 1991-January 3, 1992.
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"Testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee--Subcommittee on European Affairs," in Asteion, a Suntory Foundation publication, Japan, Winter 1992.

1991

"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]

"Spontaneous Privatization: A Comment," in Soviet Economy, Vol. 7, No. 4, October-December 1991.

"Testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee," Sept. 24, 1991.

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

"Accelerating Privatization in Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland," WIDER Working Paper 92, September 1991. Also published in Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference in Development Economics 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]

"Poland's Big Bang: A First Report Card," The International Economy, January/February 1991.

"Soviet Reforms: Cold Turkey," World Link, No. 2/1991.

"Poland's Big Bang After One Year," Skandianaviska Enskilda Banken Quarterly Review, 1-2, 1991.
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"Poland and Eastern Europe: What is to be Done?" in Foreign Economics Liberalization, Andras Koves and Paul Marer (eds.), Westview Press, 1991.
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Peru's Path to Recovery: A Plan for Economic Stabilization and Growth, with Carlos Paredes, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, 1991. Spanish edition Estabilizacion y Crecimiento en el Peru, GRADE, 1991.

Global Linkages: Macroeconomic Interdependence and Cooperation in the World Economy, with Warwick McKibbin, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, 1991.

"Poland and Eastern Europe: What is to be Done?" in Foreign Economics Liberalization, Andras Koves and Paul Marer (eds.), Westview Press, 1991

1990

"Poland's Economic Reform," with David Lipton, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 69, No. 3. Summer 1990.
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"Testimony to the Joint Economic Committee," May 16, 1990.

"Testimony to the House Banking Committee," March 1, 1990.

"Testimony to the House Appropriations Committee," February 27, 1990.

U.S. Policy Towards Economic Reform in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. A Progressive Policy Institute Lecture, 20 February 1990
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"Testimony to the House Budget Committee," February 8, 1990.

"Eastern Europe's Economies - What is to be done?" in The Economist, January 13, 1990.
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"Interview: 'Charting Poland's Economic Rebirth'," in Challenge, January February 1990.

"Privatization in Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland," with David Lipton and Lawrence H. Summers, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1990:2, and in Reforming Central and Eastern European Economies, V. Corbo, F. Coricelli, and J. Bossak (eds.), A World Bank Symposium. 1991.
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"Creating a Market Economy in Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland," with David Lipton, Stanley Fischer and Janos Kornai, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 1990.
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"Debt Reduction: the Basis and Shape of a New Strategy," with Josef Kneer, in Intereconomics, January/February 1990.
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"A Strategy for Efficient Debt Reduction," Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 1990. Reprinted in International Economics and International Economic Policy: A Reader, Philip King (ed.), McGraw-Hill, Inc.:New York, 1995.
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"Jeffrey Sachs: My Plan for Poland," in The International Economy, December 1989/January 1990, Volune III, Number 6.

1989

"Is Tokyo Worth Four Trillion Dollars? An Explanation for High Japanese Land Prices," with Peter Boone, mimeo, October 1989.

"How to Help the Solidarity Movement Succeed," Financial Times, 26 September 1989.

"Lack of Solidarity," The New Republic, August 7 & 14, 1989.

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

"Poland Economic Reform Plan," Jeffrey Sachs and David Lipton, August 1989 (delivered to the Solidarity movement)
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"New Approaches to the Latin American Debt Crisis," Princeton Studies in International Finance, No. 174, July 1989, Princeton, NJ. Spanish translation in E1 Trimestre Economico, Vol. LVI (1), No. 221, Mexico, March 1989.

"Making the Brady Plan Work," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 68, No. 3, Summer 1989.
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"Federal Fiscal Policy and Optimum Currency Areas," with Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Harvard and NBER, mimeo, June 1989.

"Testimony to the House Agricultural Committee," May 11, 1989.

"Testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Economic Policy," April 19, 1989.

"Government Spending and Budget Deficits in the Industrial Economies," with N. Roubini, NBER Working Paper No. 2919, Economic Policy 8. April 1989. [Download as PDF]

"Testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs," February 28, 1989.

"Testimony to the Joint Economic Committee," February 9, 1989.

"Testimony to the Senate Banking Committee," February 8, 1989.

"Testimony to the House Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs," January 5, 1989.

"Efficient Debt Reduction," in Dealing with the Debt Crisis, Ishrat Husain and Ishac Diwan (eds.), A World Bank Syposium, Washington, DC., 1989.

"The Debt Overhang of Developing Countries," in G. Calvo et al. (eds.)Debt Stabilization & Development - Essays in Memory of Carlos Diaz- Alejandro, WIDER/UNU (Helsinki) and Basil Blackwell Inc., 1989.
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1990

Editor of four volume NBER Series on Developing Country Debt and the World Economy, University of Chicago Press 1989/90

  • Summary Volume: Developing Country Debt and the World Economy
  • Volume 1: Developing Country Debt and Economic Performance--The International Financial System
  • Volume 2: Developing Country Debt and Economic Performance--Country Studies: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico
  • Volume 3: Developing Country Debt and Economic Performance--Country Studies: Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, Turkey (with Susan Collins)

1989

"Bolivia's Economic Crisis," with Juan Antonio Morales, in J. Sachs (ed.), Foreign Debt and Economic Performance, National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago Press, 1989; and Developing Country Debt and Economic Performance: Country Studies--Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Vol 2, University of Chicago, 1990. (previously NBER Working Paper 2620) [Download as PDF]

"Implications of Policy Rules for the World Economy," with W. McKibbin, in Macroeconomic Policies in an Interdependent World, R. Bryant et al. (eds.), Brookings Centre for Economic Policy Research and IMF, 1989.

"O Futuro da Crise das Dividas na America Latina," in Nova Era da Economia Mundial, Norman Gall et al., Instituto Fernand Braudel de Economia Mundial, Pioneira: Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1989.

"Efficient Debt Reduction," in Dealing with the Debt Crisis, Ishrat Husain and Ishac Diwan (eds.), A World Bank Symposium, Washington, DC, 1989.

"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.

"Default and Renegotiation of Latin American Foreign Bonds in the Interwar Period," with Erika Jorgensen, in B. Eichengreen and P. Lindert (eds.), A Long Run Perspective on the Debt Crisis, 1989. . Also NBER Working Paper No. 2636, June 1988.
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"Correcting Global Imbalances: A Simulation Approach," with W. McKibbin and N. Roubini, in Robert M. Stern (ed.), U.S.-Canadian Trade and Investment Relations with Japan, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), 1989.

"The Debt Overhang of Developing Countries," in G. Calvo et al (eds.) Debt Stabilization & Development--Essays in Memory of Carlos Diaz-Alejandro. WIDER/UNU (Helsinki) and Basil Blackwell Inc., 1989.
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Comments on "Developing Countries in the World Economy: New Themes" by Paul Krugman, Daedalus, Winter 1989, Cambridge, MA.
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1988

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

"International Payments Imbalances of the East Asian Developing Economies," with Mark Sundberg, in Fieleke, N.S. (ed.) International Payments Imbalances in the 1980s, Proceedings of a conference held in October 1988, Conference series No. 32, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. [Download as PDF]

"International Payments Imbalances of the East Asian Developing Economies," with Mark Sundberg in Fieleke, N.S. (ed.), International Payments Imbalances in the 1980's, Proceedings of a conference held in October 1988, Conference Series No. 32, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

"Japanese Structural Adjustment and the Balance of Payments," with Peter Boone, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 286-327, September 1988. [Download as PDF]

"Future Development in the World Monetary System," Kinyu Journal Sha (Monthly Financial Journal), September 1988.

"Testimony to the Subcommittee on International Finance, Trade and Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs," July 13, 1988.

"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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"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]

"Institutional Aspects of High Unemployment in the Federal Republic of Germany," with M. Burda, NBER Working Paper Series, No. 2241, May 1987, in World Economy, Fall 1988.
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"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.

"The Debt Crisis: Structural Explanations of Country Performance," with A. Berg, presented at First InterAmerican Seminar on Economics (IASE), March 17-19, 1988, Mexico City, Journal of Development Economics 29 (1988) 271-306 (North-Holland). Spanish translation in E1 Trimestre Economico, Vol. LVI, July 1989, Mexico, special issue edited by Edmar Bacha and Sebastian Edwards.
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"Prospects for Global Trade Imbalances: A Simulation Approach," Seoul Journal of Economics, Vol. 1, No. 1, (Seoul National University), pp. 41-74, March, 1988. Also published in Advanced Lectures in Quantitative Economics, F. van der Ploeg (ed.), Academic Press, 1990. [Download as PDF]

"Testimony to the House Banking Committee," February 4, 1988.

"Comprehensive Debt Retirement: The Bolivian Example," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1988.
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"Global Adjustments to a Shrinking U.S. Trade Deficit," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1988.
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"Bolivia: 1952-1986," with J.A. Morales, Country Studies, No. 6, International Center for Economic Growth, San Francisco, 1988.
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"Review Essay: 'Recent Studies of the Latin American Debt Crisis'," Latin American Research Review, Vol. XXIII, no. 3 (1988) pp. 170-179.
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"Coordination of Monetary and Fiscal Policies in the Industrial Economies," with W. McKibbin, in Jacob A. Frenkel (ed.), International Aspects of Fiscal Policies, National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago Press, 1988.
(previously NBER Working Paper 1800)

"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.

"Coordination of Monetary and Fiscal Policies in the Industrial Economies," with W. McKibbin, in Jacob A. Frenkel (ed.), International Aspects of Fiscal Policies, National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago Press, 1988.

"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]

"Sources of Macroeconomic Imbalances in the World Economy: A Simulation Approach," with N. Roubini, in Suzuki (ed.), Toward a World of Economic Stability: Optimal Monetary Framework and Policy, Bank of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 1988.

1987

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

"The Bolivia Hyperinflation and Stabilization," American Economic Review, Vol. 77, No. 2, May, 1987.
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"Testimony to the Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress," April 28, 1987.

"Dynamic Optimization in Two-Party Models," with W. McKibbin and N. Roubini, NBER Working Paper Series, No. 2213, April, 1987.
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"Testimony to the Subcommittee on International Finance, Trade, and Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs," March 3. 1987.

"U.S. Commercial Banks and the Developing-Country Debt Crisis," with Harry Huizinga, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1987:2.
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"Political Parties and the Business Cycle in the United States, 1948-1984," with A. Alesina, in Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 1987. [Download as PDF]

1986

Jones, Ronald W. and Peter B. Kenen, eds., Handbook of International Economics, Volume II (Review). Journal of International Economics, Vol. 21, No. 3-4, November 1986.
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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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"A New Approach for Managing the Debt Crisis," The Columbia Journal of World Business, Vol. XXI, No. 3, Fall 1986.
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1988

"Comparing the Global Performance of Alternative Exchange Arrangements," with W. McKibbin, NBER Working Paper Series, No. 2024, September 1986, in the Journal of Policy Modelling, 1988.
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1986

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

"Testimony to the Subcommittee on International Trade, Senate Finance Committee," May 13, 1986.

"Conditionality, Debt Relief, and the Developing Country Debt Crisis," Harvard and NBER, mimeo, April, 1986. [Download as PDF]

"Managing the LDC Debt Crisis," with John Williamson, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1986.
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1985

"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]

"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.

"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]

"Growth and External Debt Under Risk of Debt Repudiation," with Daniel Cohen, European Economic Review, 1985, and in International Volatility and Economic Growth, G. de Menil and R. Gordon (eds.), North-Holland, 1991. (previously NBER Working Paper 1703). [Download as PDF]

"External Debt and Macroeconomic Performance in Latin America and East Asia," with John Williamson, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1985.
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"Comment: Latin American Debt: I Don't Think We Are in Kansas Anymore" (by Diaz Alejandro), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1985.

"The Dollar and the Policy Mix: 1985," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 1985. Reproduced in Recent Developments in Macroeconomics, Edmund Phelps (ed.), Edward Elgar Publ. Ltd., Glasgow. (previously NBER Working Paper 1636). [Download as PDF]

"International Policy Coordination in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models," with Gilles Oudiz, in Review of Economic Studies, 1985. Reprinted in International Coordination in Dynamic Macroeconomics, Buiter and Marston (eds.), 1985. [Download as PDF]

"The Effects of OECD Macroeconomic Policies on the Developing Countries," with Warwick McKibbin, presented at World Bank Conference, in conference volume, 1985, and in Seoul Journal of Economics, 1985.

"LDC Borrowing with Default Risk," with D. Cohen, Kredit und Kapital, 1985.
(previously NBER Working Paper 925).

"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).

Economics of Worldwide Stagflation, with Michael Bruno, Harvard University Press, 1985.

"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)

"Is There a Case for More Managed Exchange Rates," in The Dollar--Recent Developments, Outlooks, and Policy Options, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1985. [Download as PDF]

"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)

"Macroeconomic Policies in the OECD and LDC External Adjustment," with Warwick McKibbin, NBER Working Paper, No. 1534, January 1985.
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"Macroeconomic Interdependence of Japan and the United States: Some Simulation Results," with N. Ishii and W. McKibbin, in Journal of Policy Modelling, Winter 1985, pp. 533-572.
(previously NBER Working Paper 1637)

1984

"Developing Country Debt and the Market Value of Large Commercial Banks," with Steven Kyle, NBER Discussion Paper, No. 1470, September, 1984.
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"La Politique Budgetaire et le Taux de Change Reel," with Charles Wyplosz, Annales de l'Insee, Vol. 53, pp.63-92, January-March, 1984. French version of "Reala Exchange Rate Effects of Fiscal Policy," 1983. [Download as PDF]

"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)

"Macroeconomic Policy Coordination Among the Industrial Economies," with Gilles Oudiz, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 1984.
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"The United States in the World Economy, 1983," The Economic Outlook, University of Michigan, 1984.      
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1983

"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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"Real Exchange Rate Effects of Fiscal Policy," with Charles Wyplosz, 1983, Econometrica.
(previously NBER Working Paper 1255)

"Comment: The Economic Consequences of Mrs. Thatcher (Buiter and Miller)," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1983.
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"Comment: Identifying the Effects of Structural Change" (Laurence Klein), Industrial Change and Public Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1983.

"Real Wages and Unemployment in the OECD Countries," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 1983.
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"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)

"Comment: Real Adjustment and Exchange Rate Dynamics (Neary and Purvis)," in J. Frenkel (ed.), Exchange Rates and International Macroeconomics, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1983.

"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.

1982

"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]

"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]

"Energy and Resource Allocation: A Dynamic Model of the Dutch Disease," with Michael Bruno, published in special issue of Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 49, No. 159, 845-859, for the Cambridge University Conference on Unemployment, July, 1982. (previously NBER Working Paper 852) [Download paper as PDF]

"Stabilization Policies in the World Economy: Scope and Skepticism," American Economic Review, May 1982. (previously NBER Working Paper 862). [Download as PDF]

"Testimony to the House Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs," April 1. 1992.

"The Oil Shocks and Macroeconomic Adjustment in the United States," European Economic Review 18, 1982. [Download paper as PDF]

"The Current Account in the Macroeconomic Adjustment Process," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 84, No. 2, 1982. [Download paper as PDF]

"Comment: Policy Analysis with Econometric Models (by Sims)," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 1982. [Download paper as PDF]

"LDC Debt: Problems and Prospects," in P. Wachtel (ed.), Crises in the Economic and Financial Structure, (Lexington Books, 1982) and LDC Debt in the 1980s: Risks and Reforms.

"Comment: The Employment-Real Wage Relationship, An International study (Geary and Kennan)," mimeo, Harvard, 1982.

1984

"The International Economics of Transitional Growth--The Case of the United States," with Laurence Kotlikoff and Edward Leamer, Sept., 1981, NBER Working Paper Series, No. 773 [Download paper as PDF]

1981

"A Comparison of the Japanese and U.S. Macroeconomic Responses to the Oil Price Shocks," presented at the Conference on Problems in Fiscal and Monetary Policies in the U.S. and Japan, sponsored by the Japan Ministry of Finance and the U.S.-Japan program of Harvard University, in Tokyo, August, 1981, and published in conference volume.

"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 Current Account and Exchange Rates in the OECD," presented at 5th International Conference of the University of Paris-Dauphine on Money and International Monetary Problems, June 15-17, 1981, and published in conference volume, E. Glaassen and P. Salin (eds.), Recent Issues in the Theory of Flexible Exchange Rates (North-Holland: Amsterdam), 1983.

"The Supply Approach to Oil Shocks and the Slowdown in Japanese Economic Growth," Toko Keizai Shinpo Sha (The Oriental Economist), 1981.

"The Current Account and Macroeconomic Adjustment in the 1970's," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 1981. (previously NBER Working Paper 796)
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"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)

1980

"Wages, Flexible Exchange Rates, and Macroeconomic Policy," Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. XCIV, No. 4, pp. 731-748, June 1980. [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.

"Comment: Oil and Economic Performance in Industrial Countries (by Nordhaus)," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 1980.

"Comment: International Adjustment with Wage Rigidity (by Branson and Rotemberg)," European Economic Review, 1980. [Download paper as PDF]

1979

"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]

"Wages, Profits, and Macroeconomic Adjustment: A Comparative Study," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, pp. 269-319, Issue 2, 1979. Reprodoced in Recent Developments in Macroeconomics, Edmund Phelps (ed.), Edward Elgar Publ. Ltd., Glasgow. [Download paper as PDF]

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"Strengthening Western Support for Russia's Economic Reforms," mimeo.

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September 2003 Donor Funds are Needed for Poverty, Not Iraq

August 2003 Leaving Baghdad

April 2003 American Crony Capitalists Go to War

March 2003 Consequences of the Iraq War

February 2003 The Globalization of Mass Politics

January 2003 Oil is America's Motive for War

September 2002 The Economic Consequences of War with Iraq

 

"Living Standards in Poland and the Economic Reforms," mimeo.