The New Yorker: A Grand Experiment, November 13, 1989

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In July 1989, the leadership of Solidarity asked me to draft an urgent memo on how Poland could undertake economic reforms to become a market economy and a part of Europe. One of Solidarity’s great leaders, the late Jacek Kuron discussed the key ideas with me in his flat very late into the evening on [...]

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March 14th, 2012

What I did in Russia

There is considerable misunderstanding of my role as an economic adviser in Russia in the early 1990s.  Therefore, I offer this summary of my personal involvement with Russia’s economic reforms for anyone who might be interested.  I begin with some background on my work in Latin America and Central Europe to help explain my approach [...]

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Below is a presentation I made at the Durban AIDS Conference in 2000, calling for a new global fund to fight AIDS and other diseases.    

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September 10th, 1998

Making it work

The much-trumpeted triumph of global capitalism has been looking tarnished in recent weeks. Here Jeffrey Sachs offers a new way forward THE collapse of the emerging markets and its ricochet effect on advanced economies may not be the end of globalisation. But it is certainly the end of an era. Since the miraculously peaceful fall [...]

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