The Big Push Déjà Vu

A Review of Jeffrey Sachs, The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, Penguin Press: New York, 2005

Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2006

16 Pages Posted: 29 May 2012

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William Easterly

New York University - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 29, 2012

Abstract

Jeffrey Sachs is the economics profession’s leading advocate of mega-reform. Whether it is stabilization of hyperinflation in Bolivia, shock therapy to leap from Communism to capitalism in Poland and Russia, or a “Big Push” to end world poverty, Sachs’ recommendation throughout his career has been to do it fast, do it big, do it comprehensively, and do it with lots of Western money.

Suggested Citation

Easterly, William, The Big Push Déjà Vu (May 29, 2012). A Review of Jeffrey Sachs, The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, Penguin Press: New York, 2005; Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2070235

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