Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade, Harvard University, and
director, Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID),
Retained as an economic adviser to governments from Latin America to Asia and from Africa to Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Jeffrey Sachs has been called "the worlds best known economist." In 1998 he was named director of Harvards cross-disciplinary Center for International Development.
A native of Detroit, Mich., Sachs attended Harvard, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1980. He joined the Harvard faculty in that same year and was promoted to full professor by 1983. He served as director of Harvards Institute for International Development from 1995 through 1999 and, when the HIID collaborated with the Kennedy School of Government to establish a university-wide center for research on sustainable international development, he became the first director of the center. He also is currently a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and chair of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health of the World Health Organization (2000-2001). Between 1986 and 1994 he was called upon to advise Polands Solidarity movement and the governments of Slovenia, Estonia, Mongolia, and several South American nations on economic reforms, privatization, and currency reform. He led a team of advisers who worked with Russian president Boris Yeltsin in 1992-1993 on economic stabilization. Sachs is the author of more than 100 published articles and monographs and has been a frequent contributor to the New Republic and several Latin American, Japanese, and European newspapers and magazines.
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