Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLIV, Issue 1, 96-105.
The Big Push Déjà vu: A Review of Jeffrey Sachs’s The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time.
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 . . .