Jeffrey Sachs, PhD

  • Professor, Health Policy and Management
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Jeffrey Sachs' research interests include the links of health and development, economic geography, globalization, transition to market economies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, international financial markets, international macroeconomic policy coordination, emerging markets, economic development and growth, global competitiveness, and macroeconomic policies in developing and developed countries. Jeffrey Sachs is internationally renowned for advising governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa on economic reforms and for his work with international agencies to promote poverty reduction, disease control, and debt reduction of poor countries.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, Health Policy and Management

Administrative Titles

  • University Professor; Director, Center for Sustainable Development in the Earth Institute

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, 1976 Harvard University
  • MA, 1978 Harvard University
  • PhD, 1980 Harvard University

Honors & Awards

Named one of 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, 2004

Elected to the Institute of Medicine, 2003


Research Interests

  • Global Health