Professor Jeffrey Sachs has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal for his global contribution. He is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty. His work on ending poverty, overcoming macroeconomic instability, promoting economic growth, fighting hunger and disease, and promoting sustainable environmental [...]

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ONDON, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – World leaders need to ramp up investment to achieve a set of global goals agreed a year ago to combat poverty, inequality, and make the world a safer place by 2030, according to a key adviser on the United Nation’s blueprint for the future. Jeffrey Sachs, a Columbia [...]

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In “The Rise and Fall of American Growth,” Robert J. Gordon argues that living standards in the United States are likely to be stagnant for the next 25 years. In The New York Times Book Review, Paul Krugman wrote: Is he right? My answer is a definite maybe. But whether or not you end up [...]

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The Wall Street Journal has become the Fox News of print journalism, another entertainment outlet of the Murdoch media empire. The paper’s opinion pages are lively, clever, and increasingly fact free. Business leaders looking for serious analysis instead of entertainment should turn to The Financial Times and other leading business outlets. Read the full article [...]

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The pledges that countries have signaled they will make in Paris over the next two weeks to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change.   But many political leaders gathering there — including governors, mayors, and provincial cabinet secretaries — are pushing for more aggressive cuts. By the dozen, they [...]

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Jeffrey D. Sachs, a Columbia economist and a longtime supporter of Mr. de Blasio’s, helped organize the Vatican conference. He said on Wednesday that Francis was “extremely excited about Mayor de Blasio coming.” “I’m thrilled that the mayor will present OneNYC, and the challenges and the approaches of New York City, to dozens of other mayors [...]

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By Ryuichi Otsuka / Yomiuri Shimbun Senior Writer Jeffrey Sachs, a U.S. economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, has published a new book titled “The Age of Sustainable Development” as part of his long-running commitment to exploring such worldwide problems as poverty and global warming. During a recent visit to Japan, [...]

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A leading economist offers a brilliant analysis of the worldwide need to balance economic development and environmental sustainability. Sustainable development is “the greatest, most complicated challenge humanity has ever faced,” writes Sachs (Sustainable Development, Health Policy and Management/Columbia Univ.; To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace, 2013, etc.). In an important, comprehensive and remarkably accessible [...]

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Watch here. Jeffrey D. Sachs is the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also an economist and a special advisor to the UN Secretary-General Ban K-moon. Five years ago, in Copenhagen, member states failed to sign an agreement on limiting climate change. Jeffrey Sachs tells Marc Perelman that the UN Climate [...]

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The spot where the Soviet Union blew up its first atomic bomb is an expansive, gently rolling part of the steppe in northeastern Kazakhstan. Between 1949 and 1989, the Soviet Union conducted more than 450 nuclear tests, over 100 of which were atmospheric, meaning the device was detonated on the ground or in the air. [...]

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