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Latin American Development Priorities
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Luis Alberto Moreno, Bjørn Lomborg, Mark P. Jones, Amy Damon, Paul Glewwe, Miguel Urquiola, Alejandro Cox Edwards, Adriana Kugler, Roger Sedjo, Randall A. Kramer, Miguel Braun, Max A. Alier, Benedict Clements, Philip Musgrove, William Savedoff, Julio A. Gonzalez, Jose Luis Guasch, Tomas Serebrisky, Ronald Fischer, Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Younger, Susan Rose Ackerman, Ugo Panizza, Mark A. Cohen, Mauricio Rubio, Andrew Morrison
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  • Date Published: March 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521766906

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  • Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved considerable economic growth, yet the region still faces many seemingly intractable problems. The conventional wisdom in development agencies - that prioritization is impossible and that everything must be done - is simply not effective. Latin American Development Priorities shows how limited resources could be used for the greatest benefit of the Latin American and Caribbean region. A panel of economists met over three days in San José to review proposals to tackle the ten most important challenges, which emerged from a survey by the Inter-American Development Bank. The expert panel was asked a question which appears simple but is actually very difficult to answer: What should Latin American governments do with an additional nominal $10 billion? Hard choices are needed if Latin America's problems are to be tackled effectively. This book provides the means to make those choices as objectively as possible.

    • First comprehensive economic review of the region's development needs
    • Provides a rational framework for evaluation and debate of alternative solutions to the region's problems
    • Review of the prioritization process gives readers the tools to carry out their own evaluations
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    • Date Published: March 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521766906
    • length: 724 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Foreword Luis Alberto Moreno
    Introduction Bjørn Lomborg
    1. Democracy Mark P. Jones
    2. Education Amy Damon and Paul Glewwe
    2.1. Education - an alternative view Miguel Urquiola
    3. Employment and social security Alejandro Cox Edwards
    3.1. Employment and social security - an alternative view Adriana Kugler
    4. Environment Roger Sedjo
    4.1.Environment - an alternative view Randall A. Kramer
    5. Fiscal problems Miguel Braun
    5.1. Fiscal problems - an alternative view Max A. Alier and Benedict Clements
    6. Health Philip Musgrove
    6.1. Health - an alternative view William Savedoff
    7. Infrastructure Julio A. Gonzalez, Jose Luis Guasch and Tomas Serebrisky
    7.1. Infrastructure - an alternative view Ronald Fischer
    8. Poverty Sebastian Galiani
    8.1. Poverty - an alternative view Stephen Younger
    9. Public administration Susan Rose Ackerman
    9.1. Public administration - an alternative view Ugo Panizza
    10. Violence and crime Mark A. Cohen and Mauricio Rubio
    10.1. Violence and crime - an alternative view Andrew Morrison
    Outcome
    Conclusion.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • History of the Early Americas
    • History of the Mexican American
  • 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, 2001), and was named as one of the most globally influential people by Time magazine in 2004.

    Contributors

    Luis Alberto Moreno, Bjørn Lomborg, Mark P. Jones, Amy Damon, Paul Glewwe, Miguel Urquiola, Alejandro Cox Edwards, Adriana Kugler, Roger Sedjo, Randall A. Kramer, Miguel Braun, Max A. Alier, Benedict Clements, Philip Musgrove, William Savedoff, Julio A. Gonzalez, Jose Luis Guasch, Tomas Serebrisky, Ronald Fischer, Sebastian Galiani, Stephen Younger, Susan Rose Ackerman, Ugo Panizza, Mark A. Cohen, Mauricio Rubio, Andrew Morrison

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