Jeffrey D. Sachs

Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is also special advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

From 2002 to 2006, he was director of the UN Millennium Project and special advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015.

Sachs is also president and co-founder of Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending extreme global poverty.

Featured Work

DEC 5, 2011 Podcast

Ethics Matter: Economist and Development Expert Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs discusses America's economic and moral crisis; development aid; the Occupy Wall Street movement; and the mobilization of youth around the world, fighting for ...

MAR 10, 2009 Podcast

Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

Economist Jeffrey Sachs focuses on the financial crisis, both in the U.S. and worldwide. He concludes that we should look at it as a ...

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time

MAR 30, 2005 Podcast

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time

In this 2005 talk, Jeffrey Sachs, director of the New Millennium Project, proposes ways to end extreme poverty all over the world within the next 20 years.

NOV 6, 2002 Transcript

Global Poverty and U.S. Foreign Policy

Markets alone will not solve the problems of Africa and other poor parts of the world, says economist Jeffrey Sachs. "Markets will not stop mosquitoes ...