Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Asia

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2013

"Global Development’s Winning Goals," Project Syndicate, August 27, 2013.

"Why Turkey is Thriving," Project Syndicate, May 27, 2013.

"A Better Approach Towards North Korea," Huffington Post, April 15, 2013.

"Writing the Future," Project Syndicate, January 24, 2013. Download as [PDF]

2012

"Finding the Keys to National Prosperity," Project Syndicate, September 26, 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]

2011

"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]

2010

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

2009

"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.

"3 billion poor people need world's help." CNN.com. 20 March 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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2008

"Elite Education, Advanced Research and Innovation - Europe and the US in the Face of Challenges from the 'New World'" 8th Haniel Lecture, Duisburg, Germany, November 13, 2008
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"Better Cities, Better Life: Challenges for Shanghai." Shanghai Daily. 12 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]

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

"A Deadline on Malaria." Scientific American. 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]

"The Challenge of Sustainable Development in Asia." International Herald Tribune. 16 June 2008.

2006

"It Only Takes a Village," with Nirupam Bajpai. India Today. 2 July 2006.
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2005

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.

"How Africa lit up the world," Sunday Times Magazine, July 3, 2005.
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"The End of Poverty," Time, March 14, 2005.
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"The Class System of Catastrophe," Time, January 10, 2005.
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2004

“We Can End World Hunger: Here’s How,” with Pedro Sanchez, World Ark, November/ December 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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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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2003

"Minding the Gaps," Newsweek International Asia, October-December, 2003.
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"World needs Japan in fight against diseases," with Joanne Carter, The Asahi Shimbun, August 26, 2003. [Download as PDF]

"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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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]).

"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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"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])

2001

"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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"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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"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]

"Miles to Go" with Nirupam Bajpai. India Today. February 19, 2001. CIDNEWS

"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

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)

"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.

"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]

"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]

"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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"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]

"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]

"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

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.

"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.

"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]

"In a State of Deficit," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 6 December 1999. [Download as PDF]

"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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"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]

"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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1998

"The East Asian Financial Crisis: Diagnosis, Remedies, Prospects," with Steve Radelet, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 1, 1998.
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"Money Order," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, 21 December 1998. [Download as PDF]

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

"Competition Success," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, December 2, 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]

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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"Asia's Reemergence," with Steven Radelet, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 76, No. 6, November/December 1997.
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Emerging Asia: Changes and Challenges, academic coordinator with David Bloom, Asian Development Bank, 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]

"POINT: Jeffrey Sachs says Asia's miracle is still alive," Time, September 29, 1997.

1996

"On the tigers' trail, - Sachs on Competitiveness," Worldlink, November/December 1996.

"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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"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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"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]

1994

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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"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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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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1989

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

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]

1985

"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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"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)

1981

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

0000

"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]

Millennium Villages

Thursday, May 3, 2007, 10am-12pm, Room 555, Lerner Hall

 

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Speakers:
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Cheryl Palm, Director for Research, Millennium Villages Project, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Senior Research Scientist, Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Pedro Sanchez, Director, Millennium Villages Project, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Senior Research Scholar and Director, Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Co-Chair, Hunger Task Force, Millennium Project, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Contact cciseminar@ei.columbia.edu for more information

 


Water: A 21st Century Challenge for Sustainable Development

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 4-6pm, Room 555, Lerner Hall

 

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"How Water Won the West"

Panelists:
Casey Brown, Associate Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Assis de Souza Filho, Visiting Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Tanya Heikkila, Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Hyun-han Kwon, Associate Research Scientist, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University

Upmanu Lall, Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, Departments of Earth and Environmental Engineering, and Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Tobias Siegfried, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

 


Ecosystem Services

Thursday, April 5, 2007, 4-6pm, Satow Room, Lerner Hall

 

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Speakers:
Geoffrey Heal, Paul Garrett Professor on Public Policy and Business, Columbia University Graduate School of Business
Director, Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Shahid Naeem, Professor and Department Chairman, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University

Wolfram Schlenker, Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs and Department of Economics, Columbia University

 


Update on "Is Sustainable Development Feasible?"

Thursday, March 22, 2007, 4-6pm, Room 555, Lerner Hall

 

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Speakers:
Steve Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Director, Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, and Concentration in Environmental Policy Studies, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Klaus Lackner, Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University

Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

Upmanu Lall, Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, Departments of Earth and Environmental Engineering, and Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

John C. Mutter, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Peter Schlosser, Associate Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Vinton Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University

Elke Weber, Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business, Columbia Business School
Professor, Department of Psychology, Columbia University
Co-Director, Center for the Decision Sciences, Columbia University

 


Responses to Disasters

Thursday, February 8, 2007 4-6pm, Satow Room, Lerner Hall

 

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Speakers:
Irwin Redlener, M.D., Associate Dean and Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center

David Abramson, Director of Research, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center

Andrew Garrett, M.D., Director of Preparedness and Response Programs, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center

 

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