Global crises, global solutions / edited by Bjørn Lomborg
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- Second edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxvii, 681 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Lomborg, Bjørn, 1965-
- Air pollution / Bjørn Larsen with Guy Hutton and Neha Khanna ; Alternative perspectives / Jitendra Shah -- The security challenge in conflict-prone countries / Paul Collier, Lisa Chauvet, and Håvard Hegre ; Alternative perspectives / Ibrahim A. Elbadawi, Andrew Mack -- Disease control / Dean T. Jamison, Prabhat Jha, and David E. Bloom ; Alternative perspectives / David Canning, Ramanan Laxminarayan -- The benefits and costs of alternative strategies to improve educational outcomes / Peter F. Orazem, Paul Glewwe, and Harry Patrinos ; Alternative perspectives / Victor Lavy, Lant Pritchett -- Climate change / Gary W. Yohe [and others] ; Alternative perspectives / Chris Green, Anil Markandya -- Hunger and malnutrition / Sue Horton, Harold Alderman, and Juan A. Rivera ; Alternative perspectives / Reynaldo Martorell, Anil B. Deolalikar -- Water and sanitation / Dale Whittington, [et al.] ; Alternative perspectives / Jennifer Davis, Frank R. Rijsberman, and Alix Peterson Zwane -- The challenge of reducing international trade and migration barriers / Kym Anderson and L. Alan Winters ; Alternative perspectives / Alan V. Deardorff, Anthony J. Venables -- Transnational terrorism / Todd Sandler, Daniel G. Arce, and Walter Enders ; Alternative perspectives / S. Brock Blomberg, Michael D. Intriligator -- Women and development / Elizabeth M. King, Stephan Klasen, and Maria Porter ; Alternative perspectives / Lawerence Haddad, Aysit Tansel -- Expert panel ranking / Jogdish Bhagwati, [et al.].
- The first edition of Global Crises, Global Solutions was nominated as one of the books of the year by The Economist in 2004. This second edition asks: if we had more money to spend to help the world's poorest people, where could we spend it most effectively? Using a common framework of cost-benefit analysis a team of leading economists, including five Nobel prize winners, assess the attractiveness of a wide range of policy options for combating ten of the world's biggest problems: Air pollution, Conflicts, Diseases, Education, Global Warming, Malnutrition and Hunger, Sanitation and Clean Water, Subsidies and Trade Barriers, Terrorism, Women and Development. The arguments are clearly presented and fully referenced so that readers are encouraged to make their own evaluation of the menu of policy options on offer. Whether you agree or disagree with the economists' conclusions, there is a wealth of data and ideas to discuss and debate.
- 9780511807633 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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