| Jeffrey Sachs |
|Member of||Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations/Members 3, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Lancet/COVID-19 Commission, Project Syndicate, The American Academy in Berlin/Distinguished Visitors, WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1995|
|Interest of||Vuk Jeremić|
Worked on the privatisation of Russia
- Full article: COVID-19
- Full article: COVID-19
Privatisation of the USSR
Sachs worked with Anders Åslund and David Lipton as a senior advisor to the Russian government under President Boris Yeltsin and Acting Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar on the privatisation of the USSR, and also advised Poland, Slovenia, and Estonia as they were beginning their transitions to capitalism.
The Russian privatization was a thorough disaster, one of the worst collapses in human history. Living standards fell and the population shrank, an almost unprecedented event in a country not at war. Afterwards, most Russians regarded him as "either an emissary of Satan or of the CIA."
In later life, Sachs became more prominent as a critic of development orthodoxy, arguing against the IMF's austere prescriptions after the 1997 Asian crisis, and pressing for debt relief for the poorest countries. Sachs has also pushed a number of initiatives, including establishing credit and microloan programs.
During the Greek government-debt crisis in July 2015, Sachs, with Heiner Flassbeck, Thomas Piketty, Dani Rodrik and Simon Wren-Lewis, published an open letter to the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, calling for an end to austerity measures in Greece to service debt.
A Document by Jeffrey Sachs
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:Ukraine is the latest neocon disaster||Article||27 June 2022||Neoconservatism|
Presidency of Joe Biden
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Institute for the Study of War
|The same neocons who turned the Middle East into a disaster area are now creating a similar catastrophe in Ukraine – for Ukrainians and for the rest of the world, argues Prof Jeffrey Sachs<a href="#cite_note-1"></a>|
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1990||10 May 1990||13 May 1990||New York|
|38th Bilderberg meeting, 119 guests|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2011||26 January 2011||30 January 2011||Switzerland|
|2230 guests in Davos|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2013||23 January 2013||27 January 2013||Switzerland|
|2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2014||22 January 2014||25 January 2014||Switzerland|
|2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2016||20 January 2016||23 January 2016||Switzerland|
|Attended by a lot of people, both leaders and followers|