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How Much have Global Problems Cost the World?
A Scorecard from 1900 to 2050

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Bjørn Lomborg, Guy Hutton, S. Brock Blomberg, Gregory D. Hess, Richard S. J. Tol, Anil Markandya, Aline Chiabai, Harry Anthony Patrinos, George Psacharopoulos, Joyce P. Jacobsen, Dean T. Jamison, Prabhat Jha, Varun Malhotra, Stéphane Verguet, Sue Horton, Richard H. Steckel, Kym Anderson, Marc Jeuland, David Fuente, Semra Özdemir, Maura Allaire, Dale Whittington
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  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107679337

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  • There are often blanket claims that the world is facing more problems than ever but there is a lack of empirical data to show where things have deteriorated or in fact improved. In this book, some of the world's leading economists discuss ten problems that have blighted human development, ranging from malnutrition, education, and climate change, to trade barriers and armed conflicts. Costs of the problems are quantified in percent of GDP, giving readers a unique opportunity to understand the development of each problem over the past century and the likely development into the middle of this century, and to compare the size of the challenges. For example: how bad was air pollution in 1900? How has it deteriorated and what about the future? Did climate change cost more than malnutrition in 2010? This pioneering initiative to provide answers to many of these questions will undoubtedly spark debate amongst a wide readership.

    • Unique, quantitative assessment and comparison of ten of the biggest challenges to human development, ranging from 1900 through to 2050
    • Written by a selection of the world's top economists, brought together in one book by Bjørn Lomborg
    • Challenges readers and invites debate, asking the fundamental question about humanity's scorecard: 'Are things getting better or worse?'
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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107679337
    • length: 401 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 172 b/w illus. 118 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Bjørn Lomborg
    Executive summaries
    1. Air pollution Guy Hutton
    2. Armed conflicts S. Brock Blomberg and Gregory D. Hess
    3. Climate change Richard S. J. Tol
    4. Ecosystems and biodiversity Anil Markandya and Aline Chiabai
    5. Education Harry Anthony Patrinos and George Psacharopoulos
    6. Gender inequality Joyce P. Jacobsen
    7. Human health Dean T. Jamison, Prabhat Jha, Varun Malhotra and Stéphane Verguet
    8. Malnutrition Sue Horton and Richard H. Steckel
    9. Trade barriers Kym Anderson
    10. Water and sanitation Marc Jeuland, David Fuente, Semra Özdemir, Maura Allaire and Dale Whittington
    Index.

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  • 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 one of the 'top 100 global thinkers' by Foreign Policy magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012, one of the world's '100 most influential people' by Time and one of the '50 people who could save the planet' by The Guardian.

    Contributors

    Bjørn Lomborg, Guy Hutton, S. Brock Blomberg, Gregory D. Hess, Richard S. J. Tol, Anil Markandya, Aline Chiabai, Harry Anthony Patrinos, George Psacharopoulos, Joyce P. Jacobsen, Dean T. Jamison, Prabhat Jha, Varun Malhotra, Stéphane Verguet, Sue Horton, Richard H. Steckel, Kym Anderson, Marc Jeuland, David Fuente, Semra Özdemir, Maura Allaire, Dale Whittington

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