Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs


Born
in Detroit, Michigan, The United States
November 05, 1954

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Is an American economist and Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. One of the youngest economics professors in the history of Harvard University, Sachs became known for his role as an adviser to Eastern European and developing country governments in the implementation of so-called economic shock therapy during the transition from communism to a market system or during periods of economic crisis. Some of his recommendations have been considered controversial. Subsequently he has been known for his work on the challenges of economic development, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, debt cancellation, and globalization.
From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the United Nations Millennium Project's work on the Mill
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ImpactAlpha, July 12 –– … To get a fix on how we’re doing, I caught up with the economist Jeff Sachs, the Columbia University professor who serves as a special advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for the SDGs. Sachs is a veteran of the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals, which likewise had a slow start [...]
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“History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything.”
Jeffrey D. Sachs

“We need to defend the interests of those whom we've never met and never will.”
Jeffrey D. Sachs

“The vast differences in power contributed to faulty social theories of these differences that are still with us today. When a society is economically dominant, it is easy for its members to assume that such dominance reflects a deeper superiority--whether religious, racial, genetic, cultural, or institutional--rather than an accident of timing or geography.”
Jeffrey D. Sachs, The End of Poverty

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