"For Further Reading" List in The End of Poverty

The following readings include some of my academic studies on the subjects of this book.  These articles may be downloaded by following the corresponding links.  I also mention some other outstanding recent books by others.

Much of my academic research has focused on the varied patterns of development in different parts of the world, and the roles of physical geography, international trade, history, and policy in shaping those differences.  Among these studies I suggest the following for further reading (listed by year of publication):

Sachs, Jeffrey D. and Andrew Warner.  “Economic Reform and the Process of Global Integration.”  Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.  1995:1.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D., John Luke Gallup and Andrew Mellinger.  "Geography and Economic Development," in Pleskovic, Boris and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds.), Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 1998 (April), The World Bank: Washington, DC.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  “Twentieth-Century Political Economy: A Brief History of Global Capitalism.”  Oxford Review of Economic Policy.  Vol. 115, No. 4.  Winter 1999.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  "Globalization and Patterns of Economic Development," Review of World Economics, Vol. 136(4), Kiel Institute of World Economics, 2000.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D., Andrew Mellinger and John Gallup.  "Climate, Coastal Proximity, and Development," in Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography, Gordon L. Clark, Maryann P. Feldman, and Meric S. Gertler (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2000.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D., Andrew D. Mellinger and John L. Gallup.  "The Geography of Poverty and Wealth."   Scientific American.  March 2001.     [Download article as PDF]

Several of my studies have focused on the distinct geographical, historical, and institutional conditions in a particular region or country.  Among these studies, I would suggest the following:


Sachs, Jeffrey D.  "The Bolivia Hyperinflation and Stabilization," American Economic Review, Vol. 77, No. 2, May, 1987.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D. and Juan Antonio Morales.  "Bolivia's Economic Crisis," Sachs, Jeffrey D. (ed.), Foreign Debt and Economic Performance, National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago Press, 1989.     [Previously NBER working paper 2620 - Download paper as PDF]

Eastern Europe:

Sachs, Jeffrey D., David Lipton.  “Creating a Market Economy in Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1990:1.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  Poland's Jump to the Market Economy.  Cambridge: MIT Press, 1993.
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Sachs, Jeffrey D.  “Russia’s Struggle with Stabilization,” Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, World Bank, 1994.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D. and Wing Thye Woo.  “Structural Factors in the Economic Reforms of China, Eastern Europe, and the Former Soviet Union.”  Economic Policy, Vol. 18, April 1994.     [Download article as PDF]


Sachs, Jeffrey D., Sylvie Demurger, Wing Thye Woo, Shuming Bao, Gene Chang, and Andrew Mellinger.   "Geography, Economic Policy, and Regional Development in China.”  Asian Economic Papers. Vol. 1 No. 1, Winter 2002, pp. 146-197.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D. and Wing Thye Woo.  “Understanding China’s Economic Performance.”  Journal of Policy Reform.  Vol. 4, Issue 1.  2000.     [Previously HIID Development Discussion Paper 575 - Download paper as PDF]


Sachs, Jeffrey D. and Nirupam Bajpai.  “India’s Economic Reform—The Steps Ahead.”  Journal of International Trade and Economic Development.  Vol. 6, No. 2.  1997.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D. and Nirupam Bajpai.  "The Decade of Development: Goal Setting and Policy Changes in India."  CID Working Paper No. 62, February 2001.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D., Nirupam Bajpai, and Ananthi Ramiah.  "Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India." Asian Economic Papers. Volume 1, Issue 3 / Summer 2002.
[Previously CID Working Paper 88 - Download paper as PDF]


Sachs, Jeffrey D. and David Bloom.  “Geography, Demography and Economic Growth in Africa.”  Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.  1998:2.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D., John W. McArthur, Guido Schmidt-Traub, Margaret Kruk, Chandrika Bahadur, Michael Faye, and Gordon McCord.  "Ending Africa's Poverty Trap." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.  2004:1.     [Download article as PDF]

United States (economic geography):

Sachs, Jeffrey D. and Jordan Rappaport.  “The United States as a Coastal Nation.”  Journal of Economic Growth.  Vol. 8, No. 1.  March 2003.     [Download article as PDF]

During the past decade, I have studied extensively the links of disease and poverty, especially malaria and HIV/AIDS.  Some of my studies in that area include:

Sachs, Jeffrey D. and John Luke Gallup.  "The Economic Burden of Malaria."  The Supplement to The American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, vol. 64, no. 1, 2, pp 85-96, January/February 2001.
[Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D. and Amir Attaran.  “Defining and Refining International Donor Support for Combating the AIDS Pandemic.”  The Lancet.  Vol. 357, pp 57-61.  January 6, 2001.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  “A New Global Commitment to Disease Control in Africa.”  Nature Medicine.  Vol. 7, No. 5.  May 2001.     [Download article as PDF]

World Health Organization.  Macroeconomics and Health: Investing in Health for Economic Development, Report of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, Geneva: World Health Organization, 2001.
[Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D. and Pia Malaney.  "The Economic and Social Burden of Malaria.” Nature, Vol. 415, no. 6872, Feb. 7, 2002.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  "A New Global Effort to Control Malaria." Science. Vol. 298, 4 Oct, 2002.
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A few of my studies on the role of development assistance, debt relief, U.S. foreign policy, and international cooperation include:

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  “The Strategic Significance of Global Inequality.”  The Washington Quarterly.  Vol. 24, No. 3.  Summer 2001.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  “Resolving the Debt Crisis of Low-Income Countries.”  Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.  2002:1.     [Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  “Weapons of Mass Salvation.”  The Economist.  October 26, 2002.
[Download article as PDF]

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  “Smart Money: What Military Power Can’t Do.”  The New Republic.  March 3, 2003.
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Once a reader gets hooked on the compelling drama of global development, there is a treasure trove of wise and wonderful books to read, enjoy, and ponder.  Some of the riveting analyses of global development in recent years that have shaped my own understanding include:

McNeill, William H.  Plagues and Peoples.  New York: Doubleday, 1977.  A path-breaking study of the links of disease and human history.

Braudel, Fernand.  Civilization and Capitalism (3 volumes).  New York: HarperCollins, 1985.  A magisterial history of the global economy and changing material conditions of human society during the past 500 years.

Diamond, Jared.  Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies.  New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1997.  A scintillating, highly original, and endlessly fascinating account of the relationship between ecology, human history, and economic development.

Landes, David S.  The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some are so Rich and some so Poor.  W.W. Norton: New York, 1998.  A great economic historian’s provocative views on the sweep of global economic history.

Smil, Vaclav.  Feeding the World: A Challenge for the 21st Century.  MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 2000.  A masterful inter-disciplinary account of the inter-relations of food, technology, demography, and development.

Maddison, Angus. The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective.  OECD: Paris, 2001.  A remarkable quantitative analysis of economic growth during the past 200 years.

McNeill, J.R. et al.  Something New Under the Sun.  Norton: New York, 2001. An original and deeply insightful study of the links of development and environment during the 20th century.

Kidder, Tracy.  Mountains Beyond Mountains: Healing the World: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer.  Random House: New York, 2003. A biography of Dr. Paul Farmer, a pioneer in bringing essential health services to the poor.

Jones, Gareth Stedman.  An End to Poverty? A historical debate.  London: Profile Books, 2004. A marvelous intellectual history of the debates over ending poverty, especially during the Enlightenment era of the 1790s.