Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Geography

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2013

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

"Mali is just the latest example of failed western thinking," Financial Times, February 7, 2013. [Download PDF]

2012

"Government, Geography, and Growth: The True Drivers of Economic Development," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2012. Download as [PDF]

2011

"In the Front Line," Our Planet, September 2011. [Download as PDF]

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

2009

"No Need to Oversimplify Poverty." Huffington Post. 1 June 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

"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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"The Millennium Development Goals: running out of excuses." G8 Summit 2008 publication. July 2008.
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"Land, Water and Conflict." Newsweek. July 2008. [Download as PDF]

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

"Less talk, more action needed." The Guardian. 25 June 2008.

"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]

2007

"The Road to Clean Energy Starts Here." Scientific American. May 2007.
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"Threats of War, Chances for Peace," Scientific American. March 2007.

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2006

"Fiddling While the Planet Burns." Scientific American. October 2006.
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"Virtuous Circles and Fragile States." Scientific American. August 2006.
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"Investments Toward Sustainable Development," with Walter V. Reid. Science, Vol. 312. 19 May 2006.
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2005

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

“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 year of development," G8 Summit 2005: Mapping the Challenges, Newsdesk/Agora, 6-8 July 2005.
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"How Africa lit up the world," Sunday Times Magazine, July 3, 2005.
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"The Development Challenge", Foreign Affairs, March/April 2005.
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"The End of Poverty," Time, March 14, 2005.
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"What the President Doesn't Want to Hear," Esquire, February 2005.
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"A Practical Plan to End Poverty," Washington Post, January 17, 2005.
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"The Class System of Catastrophe," Time, January 10, 2005.
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2004

"How to Halve World Poverty," The Economist -- The World in 2005, November 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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"Building on the Commonwealth Action Plan," Commonwealth Finance MInisters Report 2004, September 28, 2004.
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"The Best Countries in the World," Newsweek, July 26, 2004.
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"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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"Doing the sums on Africa," The Economist, May 20, 2004.
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"Sustainable Development," Science, April 30 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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2003

"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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"Minding the Gaps," Newsweek International Asia, October-December, 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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"The New Urban Planning," Development Outreach, The World Bank Institute, November 2003.

"A Miserly Response to a Global Emergency," Financial Times, July 17, 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]

" A Rich Nation, a Poor Continent," The New York Times, July 9, 2003.
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"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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"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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"Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India," Jeffrey Sachs, Nirupam Bajpai and Ananthi Ramiah In Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Summer 2002.
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(previously CID Working Paper no. 88, March 2002 [PDF])

"Rapid Population Growth Saps Development." Science. July 19, 2002.
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"Improving the Health of the Global Poor.Science.   March 15, 2002.
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2001

"What's good for the poor is good for America," The Economist.  July 12, 2001
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"A New Global Commitment to Disease Control in Africa," Nature Medicine, Vol. 7 No. 5, May 2001.
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"The Curse of Natural Resources," with Andrew Warner, European Economic Review, Vol. 45, May 2001.
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"The Geography of Poverty and Wealth," with Andrew D. Mellinger and John L. Gallup. Scientific American. March 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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"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]) .

"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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"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]

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.
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"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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"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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"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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1999

"Life After Communism," Wall Street Journal, November 17, 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).

"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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"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]

1998

"Geography, Demography, and Economic Growth in Africa," with David Bloom, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Issue 2, 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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"The Real Causes of Famine: A Nobel laureate blames authoritarian rulers," Time, October 26, 1998. [Download as PDF]

1997

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

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

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

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

1996

"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]

1995

"Natural Resources Abundance and Economic Growth," with Andrew Warner, HIID Development Discussion Paper #517a, October 1995.
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0000

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

"Institutions Matter, but not for Everything," IMF Finance and Development, Vol. 40, No. 2, June 2003.
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"The Year of Development," Global Future, Second Quarter, 2005.
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"The New Geopolitics." Scientific American. June 2006.
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"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]

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