Jeffrey Sachs

Director del Centro para el Desarrollo Sostenible en la Universidad de Columbia.


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Jeffrey Sachs es un profesor de economía de renombre mundial, autor de bestsellers, educador innovador y líder mundial en desarrollo sostenible. Es ampliamente reconocido por sus estrategias audaces y efectivas para abordar desafíos complejos, incluidas las crisis de la deuda, las hiperinflaciones, la transición de la planificación central a las economías de mercado, el control del SIDA, la malaria y otras enfermedades, el escape de la pobreza extrema y la batalla contra el cambio climático inducido.

Jeffrey Sachs es Director del Centro para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Universidad de Columbia, donde tiene el rango de profesor universitario, el rango académico más alto de la universidad. Anteriormente, ocupó el cargo de Director del Earth Institute en la Universidad de Columbia de 2002 a 2016.

Es presidente del Sustainable Development Solutions Network de las Naciones Unidas, comisionado de la Broadband Commission for Development de las Naciones Unidas y defensor de los ODS (Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenibles) del secretario general de las Naciones Unidas, Antonio Guterres. Durante el periodo que oscila desde 2001 a 2018, Sachs fue Asesor Especial de los Secretarios Generales de la ONU Kofi Annan (2001-7), Ban Ki-moon (2008-16) y António Guterres (2017-18), respectivamente.

Sachs es autor y editor de numerosos libros, incluidos tres bestsellers por The New York Times:«The End of Poverty» (2005), «Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet» (2008), and «The Price of Civilization» (2011). Otros libros incluyen To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (2013), The Age of Sustainable Development (2015), Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable (2017), A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism (2018) ), y más recientemente, «The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions» (2020).


Jeffrey Sachs fue co-receptor del Blue Planet Prize 2015, el principal premio mundial al liderazgo ambiental. Fue nombrado dos veces entre los 100 líderes mundiales más influyentes por la revista Time y ha recibido 32 doctorados honorarios.


The New York Times denominó a Sachs «probablemente el economista más importante del mundo», y la revista Time llamó a Sachs «el economista más conocido del mundo». Una encuesta de The Economist clasificó a Sachs entre los tres economistas vivos más influyentes.

Antes de unirse a Columbia, Sachs pasó más de veinte años como profesor en la Universidad de Harvard, más recientemente como profesor de comercio internacional Galen L. Stone. Nacido en Detroit, Michigan, Sachs recibió su B.A., M.A. y Ph.D. grados en Harvard.

Seis transformaciones para alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.

El fin de la pobreza.

Ciencias económicas.

Las edades de la globalización: geografía, tecnología e instituciones.

Cambio climático.

Sustainable Development Report 2020: The Sustainable Development Goals and Covid-19.

The Sustainable Development Report 2020 features the SDG Index and Dashboards, the first and widely used tool to assess country performance on the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. The report shows that all countries need to strengthen the resilience of their health systems and prevention programs. Some countries have outperformed others in containing the Covid-19 pandemic, yet all remain at serious risk. The report frames the implementation of the SDGs in terms of six broad transformations. The authors examine country performance on the SDGs for 193 countries using a wide array of indicators, and calculate future trajectories, presenting a number of best practices to achieve the historic Agenda 2030. The views expressed in this report do not reflect the views of any organizations, agency or programme of the United Nations.

Sustainable Development Report 2020: The Sustainable Development Goals and Covid-19.

The End of Poverty: How We Can Make it Happen in Our Lifetime.

Jeffrey Sachs draws on his remarkable 25 years' experience to offer a thrilling and inspiring vision of the keys to economic success in the world today. Marrying vivid storytelling with acute analysis, he sets the stage by drawing a conceptual map of the world economy and explains why, over the past 200 years, wealth and poverty have diverged and evolved across the planet, and why the poorest nations have been so markedly unable to escape the trap of poverty. Sachs tells the remarkable stories of his own work in Bolivia, Poland, Russia, India, China and Africa to bring readers with him to an understanding of the different problems countries face. In the end, readers will be left not with an understanding of how daunting the world's problems are, but how solvable they are - and why making the effort is both our moral duty and in our own interests.

The End of Poverty: How We Can Make it Happen in Our Lifetime.

The Price of Civilization: Economics and Ethics After the Fall.

One of the world's most brilliant economists and the bestselling author of The End of Poverty and Common Wealth, Jeffrey Sachs has written a book that is essential reading for everyone.

In this time of crisis, The Price of Civilization sets out a bold and provocative, yet responsible and achievable, plan; and reveals why we must - and how we can - change our economic culture in this time of crisis.

This is a masterful roadmap for prosperity, a programme designed to bridge divides and provide a way forward that we - and our leaders - ignore at our peril.

The Price of Civilization: Economics and Ethics After the Fall.

Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet.

This is a book about how we should address the great, and interconnected, global challenges of the twenty-first century. Our task, Sachs argues, is to achieve truly sustainable development, by which he means finding a global course which enables the world to benefit from the spread of prosperity while ensuring that we don't destroy the eco-systems which keep us alive and our place in nature which helps sustain our values. How do we move forward together, benefitting from our increasing technological mastery, avoiding the terrible dangers of climate change, mass famines, violent conflicts, population explosions in some parts of the world and collapses in others, and world-wide pandemic diseases?

In answering these questions, Sachs shows that there are different ways of managing the world's technology, resources and politics from those currently being followed, and that it should be possible to adopt policies which reflect long-term and co-operative thinking instead of, as currently, disregard for others and ever-increasing barriers to solving the problems which we collectively face. It is a book which appeals equally to both head and heart, and one which no globally thinking person can ignore.

Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet.