Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Economic Reform

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2013

"Time to End the Tax Havens," Huffington Post, May 9, 2013.

"Austerity exposes the global threat from tax havens," Financial Times, April 29, 2013. [Download PDF here]

"America’s New Progressive Era?" Project Syndicate, January 31, 2013. Download as [PDF]

2012

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

2011

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

"Fairness and the Occupy Movement Revisited," Huffington Post, November 28, 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]

"Now is the moment to bring banks to heel," Daily Mail, November 3, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"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]

"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]

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

"A Real Jobs Program," Huffington Post, September 9, 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]

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

"A manifesto for the fund's new supremo."  The Financial Times. May 30, 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]

"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]

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

2010

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

"Moving Beyond Washington's Stale Economic Debate," Huffington Post, August 30, 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]

"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]

"Fixing the Broken Government Policy Process." Scientific American. February 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]

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

2009

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

"A Lobbyist's Failed Defense." The Huffington Post. 3 November 2009. [Download as PDF]

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

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

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings on
"The Case for Reform: Foreign Aid and Development in a New Era", 22 July 2009
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"Needed: A Fiscal Framework -- Not a Stimulus." Scientific American. April 2009. [Download as PDF]

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

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

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

"Capitalism and Moral Sentiments." Huffington Post. 21 March 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]

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

"The stimulus is a fiscal straitjacket." FT.com's The Economists' Forum. 27 January 2009. [Download as PDF]

"The Case for Bigger Government." Time Magazine. 8 January 2009. [Download as PDF]

2008

"Priorities for Fixing the Financial Crisis." Scientific American. December 2008.

"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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"Coping with a Persistent Oil Crisis." Scientific American. October 2008.

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

"Using Carbon Taxes to Pay for Development." Financial Times. 24 September 2008. [Download as PDF]

2005

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, The Penguin Press: New York, 2005.

"India in the Era of Economic Reforms: From Outsourcing to Innovation," with Nirupam Bajpai, Think On , May 2005.
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"What the President Doesn't Want to Hear," Esquire, February 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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2004

"La lección china a Brasil," Vanguardia Dossier, July-September 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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"How to Run the IMF," Foreign Policy, July-August 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]

2003

"The New Urban Planning," Development Outreach, The World Bank Institute, November 2003.

"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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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]).

"Resolving the Debt Crisis of Low-Income Countries," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2002:1.
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"Duhalde’s Wrong Turn," Financial Times, January 11, 2002
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2001

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

"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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"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

"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]

"Face to Face with Reform", with Nirupam Bajpai. The Telegraph (India). February 2, 2001.CIDNEWS

2000

"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.

"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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"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]

"The Charade of Debt Sustainability," Financial Times, 26 September 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.

"Foreign Helping Hand," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, July 4, 2000. [Download as PDF]

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

"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]

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

"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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"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]

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

"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]

1999

"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.

"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.

"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]

"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]

"Life After Communism," Wall Street Journal, November 17, 1999
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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]

"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]

1998

"India - Country Roads," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 14 December 1998. [Download as PDF]

"The Real Causes of Famine: A Nobel laureate blames authoritarian rulers," Time, October 26, 1998. [Download as PDF]

"Next Stop: Brazil," with Steven Radelet, New York Times, 14 October 1998. [Download as PDF]

"Global Capitalism: Making it Work," Economist, September 12, 1998.
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"Strategy for Growth," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Hindu, September 9-11, 1998.

"Strengthening India's Strategy for Economic Growth," in Economic and Political Weekly, Volume XXXIII, No. 29 & 30, Mumbai, July 18, 1998, with Nirupam Bajpai.
(previously working paper "Strengthening India's Strategy for Economic Growth," with Nirupam Bajpai, HIID Development Discussion Paper no. 641, July 1998.) [Download paper as PDF file]

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

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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The Rule of Law and Economic Reform in Russia, edited with Katharina Pistor, The John M. Olin Critical Issues Series, Westview Press, 1997.

"International Monetary Failure? The IMF's prescriptions might actually make Asia's financial turmoil worse," Time, December 8, 1997. [Download as PDF]

"Ukraine's Painful Economic Transition," ACE: Analysis of Current Events, Vol. 9, No. 8, August 1997.
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"Growing Hot and Cold," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 4 August 1997. [Download as PDF]

"Recipe for Success," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 7 July 1997. [Download as PDF]

"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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1996

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

"Lessons from Asia," Central European Economic Review, vol 4, no. 3, April 1996.

1995

"Why Russia Failed to Stabilize," in Russian Economic Reform at Risk, edited by Anders Aslund, Pinter:London, 1995.
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"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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"A common-sense approach will put SA's economic miracle within reach," The Business Times, Sunday, Oct. 1, 1995 (South Africa).

"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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"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]

1994

"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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"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.

"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.

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

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

"Beyond Bretton Woods: A new blueprint," The Economist, October 1, 1994.

"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]

"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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"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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Testimony to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, February 5, 1994
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1993

"An Update on Reform in Eastern Europe and Russia," China Economic Review, Volume 4, Number 2. 1993.
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"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 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.

"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.

"Open trade vital to former communists," The Kikkei Weekly, October 18, 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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"Ethics and the Global Wave of Economic Reform," prepared for the Conference on Judaism and a Just Economy,Washington, DC, May 1993.

"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.

"Russian Sachs Appeal," The International Economy, January/February 1993.

1992

"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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"Transition from a Planned Economy to a Market Economy," in Social and Ethical Aspects of Economics: A Colloquium in the Vatican, 1992.

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

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

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

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

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

"Privatization in Poland: An Interview with Jeffrey Sachs," interview in Suffolk Transnational Law Journal, Vol. XV, No. 2, Spring 1992.
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"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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"Building a Market Economy in Poland," Scientific American, March 1992. [Download as PDF]

"Helping Russia," The Economist, December 21, 1991-January 3, 1992.
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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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"Spontaneous Privatization: A Comment," in Soviet Economy, Vol. 7, No. 4, October-December 1991.

"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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"Crossing the Valley of Tears in East European Reform," Challenge, September October 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]

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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"Poland's Economic Reform," with David Lipton, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 69, No. 3. Summer 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.

"Eastern Europe's Economies - What is to be done?" in The Economist, January 13, 1990.
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1989

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

1985

"Israel's Economic Disaster," The New Republic, July 8, 1985.

"Future Fiscal Shock," The New Republic, March 18, 1985.

"Macroeconomic Policies in the OECD and LDC External Adjustment," with Warwick McKibbin, NBER Working Paper, No. 1534, January 1985.
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1983

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

1982

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

0000

"Interview: 'Charting Poland's Economic Rebirth'," in Challenge, January February 1990.

"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]

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

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

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