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Global Crises, Global Solutions
Costs and Benefits

2nd Edition

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Bjørn Lomborg, Bjørn Larsen, Guy Hutton, Neha Khanna, Jitendra Shah, Paul Collier, Lisa Chauvet, Haavard Hegre, Ibrahim A. Elbadawi, Andrew Mack, Dean T. Jamison, Prabhat Jha, David Bloom, David Canning, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Peter F. Orazem, Paul Glewwe, Harry Patrinos, Victor Lavy, Lant Pritchett, Gary W. Yohe, Richard G. Richels, Richard S. J. Tol, Geoffrey J. Blanford, Chris Green, Anil Markandya, Sue Horton, Harald Alderman, Juan A. Rivera, Reynaldo Martorell, Anil B. Deolalikar, Dale Whittington, W. Michael Hannemann, Claudia Sadoff, Marc Jeuland, Jenna Davis, Frank Rijsberman, Alix Peterson Zwane, Kym Anderson, L. Alan Winters, Alan V. Deardorff, Anthony J. Venables, Todd Sandler, Daniel G. Arce, Walter Enders, S. Brock Blomberg, Michael D. Intriligator, Elizabeth M. King, Stephan Klasen, Maria Porter, Lawrence Haddad, Aysit Tansel, Jagdish Bhagwati, François Bourguigno, Finn E. Kydland, Robert Mundell, Douglass North, Thomas Schelling, Vernon L. Smith, Nancy Stokey
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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521741224

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  • 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!

    • First edition has sold 16,500 since publication in 2004
    • A unique resource for debating development priorities with insights from some of world's leading economists, including 5 Nobel Laureates, that has already attracted worldwide media interest
    • Edited by controversial Skeptical Environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg, high profile public intellectual and included in Guardian newspaper list of '50 People Most Likely to Save the Planet'
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521741224
    • length: 710 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.11kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 148 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Bjørn Lomborg
    Part I. The Challenges:
    1. Air pollution Bjørn Larsen, Guy Hutton and Neha Khanna
    1.1. Alternative perspective Jitendra Shah
    2. Conflicts - the security challenges in conflict prone countries Paul Collier, Lisa Chauvet and Haavard Hegre
    2.1. Alternative perspective Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
    2.2. Alternative perspective Andrew Mack
    3. Diseases - disease control Dean T. Jamison, Prabhat Jha and David Bloom
    3.1. Alternative perspective David Canning
    3.2. Alternative perspective Ramanan Laxminarayan
    4. Education Peter F. Orazem, Paul Glewwe and Harry Patrinos
    4.1. Alternative perspective Victor Lavy
    4.2. Alternative perspective Lant Pritchett
    5. Global warming Gary W. Yohe, Richard G. Richels, Richard S. J. Tol and Geoffrey J. Blanford
    5.1. Alternative perspective Chris Green
    5.2. Alternative perspective Anil Markandya
    6. Malnutrition and hunger Sue Horton, Harald Alderman and Juan A. Rivera
    6.1. Alternative perspective Reynaldo Martorell
    6.2. Alternative perspective Anil B. Deolalikar
    7. Sanitation and water Dale Whittington, W. Michael Hannemann, Claudia Sadoff and Marc Jeuland
    7.1. Alternative perspective Jenna Davis
    7.2. Alternative perspective Frank Rijsberman and Alix Peterson Zwane
    8. Subsidies and trade barriers Kym Anderson and L. Alan Winters
    8.1. Alternative perspective Alan V. Deardorff
    8.2. Alternative perspective Anthony J. Venables
    9. Terrorism Todd Sandler, Daniel G. Arce and Walter Enders
    9.1. Alternative perspective S. Brock Blomberg
    9.2. Alternative perspective Michael D. Intriligator
    10. Women and development Elizabeth M. King, Stephan Klasen and Maria Porter
    10.1. Alternative perspective Lawrence Haddad
    10.2. Alternative perspective Aysit Tansel
    Part II. Ranking the Opportunities: Jagdish Bhagwati, François Bourguigno, Finn E. Kydland, Robert Mundell, Douglass North, Thomas Schelling, Vernon L. Smith and Nancy Stokey
    Expert panel.

  • Editor

    Bjørn Lomborg, Copenhagen Business School
    Bjørn Lomborg is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School. He is the author of the controversial bestseller, The Skeptical Environmentalist (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and was named as one of the most globally influential people by Time magazine in 2004.

    Contributors

    Bjørn Lomborg, Bjørn Larsen, Guy Hutton, Neha Khanna, Jitendra Shah, Paul Collier, Lisa Chauvet, Haavard Hegre, Ibrahim A. Elbadawi, Andrew Mack, Dean T. Jamison, Prabhat Jha, David Bloom, David Canning, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Peter F. Orazem, Paul Glewwe, Harry Patrinos, Victor Lavy, Lant Pritchett, Gary W. Yohe, Richard G. Richels, Richard S. J. Tol, Geoffrey J. Blanford, Chris Green, Anil Markandya, Sue Horton, Harald Alderman, Juan A. Rivera, Reynaldo Martorell, Anil B. Deolalikar, Dale Whittington, W. Michael Hannemann, Claudia Sadoff, Marc Jeuland, Jenna Davis, Frank Rijsberman, Alix Peterson Zwane, Kym Anderson, L. Alan Winters, Alan V. Deardorff, Anthony J. Venables, Todd Sandler, Daniel G. Arce, Walter Enders, S. Brock Blomberg, Michael D. Intriligator, Elizabeth M. King, Stephan Klasen, Maria Porter, Lawrence Haddad, Aysit Tansel, Jagdish Bhagwati, François Bourguigno, Finn E. Kydland, Robert Mundell, Douglass North, Thomas Schelling, Vernon L. Smith, Nancy Stokey

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