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Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Jeffrey D. Sachs, University Professor at Columbia University, is Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has served as adviser to three UN Secretaries-General, and currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General António Guterres. His books include The End of Poverty, Common Wealth, The Age of Sustainable Development, Building the New American EconomyA New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism, and, most recently, The Ages of Globalization.

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  1. Pakistan and the Fight for Climate Justice
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    Pakistan and the Fight for Climate Justice

    Sep 13, 2022 Jeffrey D. Sachs argues that the country's calamitous floods serve to highlight the rich world's financial liabilities.

  2. Did US Biotechnology Help to Create COVID-19?
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    Did US Biotechnology Help to Create COVID-19?

    May 27, 2022 Neil L. Harrison & Jeffrey D. Sachs call for an investigation into research practices that could have led to the coronavirus's emergence in China.

  3. Ending the War of Attrition in Ukraine
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    Ending the War of Attrition in Ukraine

    May 10, 2022 Jeffrey D. Sachs insists that the solution that was on the table in March remains the only viable option for restoring peace.

  4. Time to Talk Peace Terms with Russia
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    Time to Talk Peace Terms with Russia

    Mar 28, 2022 Jeffrey D. Sachs outlines what a negotiated settlement could look like – and why Ukraine and its allies should support it.

  5. Diplomacy Remains the Only Option in Ukraine
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    Diplomacy Remains the Only Option in Ukraine

    Mar 9, 2022 Jeffrey D. Sachs urges the US and Europe to seek a compromise based on Ukrainian neutrality in exchange for Russia's withdrawal.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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