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How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place


  • 7 tables
  • Page extent: 208 pages
  • Size: 197 x 127 mm
  • Weight: 0.207 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521685719 | ISBN-10: 0521685710)

Edited by Bjørn Lomborg, this abridged version of the highly acclaimed Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a serious yet accessible springboard for debate and discussion on the world's most serious problems, and what we can do to solve them. In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to achieve the greatest good with our money. This unique book provides a rich set of dialogs examining ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: climate change, the spread of communicable diseases, conflicts and arms proliferation, access to education, financial instability, governance and corruption, malnutrition and hunger, migration, sanitation and access to clean water, and subsidies and trade barriers. Each problem is introduced by a world-renowned expert who defines the scale of the issue and examines a range of policy options.

• Abridged, accessible version of Lomborg's Global Crises, Global Solutions • Perfect for experts in public policy, economics and political science, as well as those looking to learn more about these areas • Innovative approach offers a balanced analysis on each of the issues


Introduction: what should we do first? Bjorn Lomborg; 1. Meeting the challenge of global warming William R. Cline; Opponents' views Robert Mendelsohn and Alan S. Manne; 2. Communicable diseases Anne Mills and Sam Shillcutt; Opponents' views David B. Evans and Jacques van der Gaag; 3. The challenge of reducing the global incidence of civil war Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler; Opponents' views Michael D. Intriligator and Tony Addison; 4. Towards a new consensus for addressing the global challenge of the lack of education Lant Pritchett; Opponents' views T. Paul Schultz and Ludger Wößmann; 5. The challenge of poor governance and corruption Susan Rose-Ackerman; Opponent's views Jens Christopher Andvig and Jean Cartier-Bresson; 6. Hunger and malnutrition Jere R. Behrman, Harold Alderman and John Hoddinott; Opponent's views Peter Svedberg and Simon Appleton; 7. Population and migration Philip Martin; Opponent's views Mark Rosenzweig and Roger Böhning; 8. The water challenge Frank Rijsberman; Opponent's views John J. Boland and Henry Vaux, Jr.; 9. Subsidies and trade barriers Kym Anderson; Opponent's views Jan Pronk and Arvind Panagariya.


'… it is refreshing to read a book that is about a concrete action rather than simply talking.' New Statesman

'… makes for good reading on subjects that I encourage all my students to reflect on.' The Times Higher Education Supplement


Bjorn Lomborg, William R. Cline, Robert Mendelsohn, Alan S. Manne, Anne Mills, Sam Shillcutt, David B. Evans, Jacques van der Gaag, Paul Collier, Anke Hoeffler, Michael D. Intriligator, Tony Addison, Lant Pritchett, T. Paul Schultz, Ludger Wößmann, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Jens Christopher Andvig, Jean Cartier-Bresson, Jere R. Behrman, Harold Alderman, John Hoddinott, Peter Svedberg, Simon Appleton, Philip Martin, Mark Rosenzweig, Roger Böhning, Frank Rijsberman, John J. Boland, Henry Vaux, Jr., Kym Anderson, Jan Pronk, Arvind Panagariya

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