New Locations for Jeffrey Sachs' Talks at Yale

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Harvard Institute for International Development, will deliver two talks at Yale on Tuesday, Feb. 10. At 2 p.m., he will speak in Room 203, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. on “The East Asian Financial Crisis.” At 4 p.m., his topic will be “Geography and Economic Growth in Africa.” This talk is part of the African Studies Program’s Spring Lecture Series, “The Political Economy of Contemporary Africa.” Both talks are free and the public is welcome.

Sachs is the Galen Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He serves as an economic advisor to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa, and has been a consultant to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations Development Program.

Sach’s current research includes international financial markets, emerging markets, global competitiveness, and debt management in developing countries. His many honors include membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Fellows of the World Econometric Society. He has published several books, including “Global Linkages: Macroeconomic Interdependence and Cooperation in the World Economy (with Warwick McKibbin), “Macroeconomics in the Global Economy” (with Felipe Larrain) and “Poland’s Jump to the Market Economy,” among others, and over 100 scholarly articles.

The next talk in the series on Africa will be on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. in Room 203 of Luce Hall. Kwesi Botchwey, development advisor for the Harvard Institute for International Development, will speak on “The Political Economy of Policy Reform and Management in Ghana.”

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