Jeffrey D. Sachs can be an internationally renowned financial adviser to governments of the world such as with Latin America, Eastern European countries, ex - Soviet Union, Asia and Africa. He received his B. A. from Harvard College in 1976 and later his PhD from Harvard School in 1980. He has been a Professor of Health Policy and Management, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and the Director of THE PLANET EARTH Institute at the Columbia College or university. Sachs..