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Solutions for the World's Biggest Problems
Costs and Benefits

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Bjørn Lomborg, Peter Blair Henry, Keith E. Maskus, Donato Masciandaro, Kym Anderson, Guy Hutton, Gary Yohe, Henk Folmer, G. Cornelis van Kooten, Ian Coxhead, Ragnar Oygard, Dan Biller, Roger A. Pielke, Paul Dunne, Paul Collier, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Peter Orazem, Daniel Linotte, Jefrey A. Miron, Dean Jamison, Robert E. Wright, Katerina Lisenkova, Harry Anthony Patrinos, Brinda Viswanathan, Jere R. Behrman, Harold Alderman, John Hoddinott, Michael J. Greenwood
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  • Date Published: November 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521715973

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  • The world has many pressing problems. Thanks to the efforts of governments, NGOs, and individual activists there is no shortage of ideas for resolving them. However, even if all governments were willing to spend more money on solving the problems, we cannot do it all at once. We have to prioritize; and in order to do this we need a better sense of the costs and benefits of each 'solution'. This book offers a rigorous overview of twenty-three of the world's biggest problems relating to the environment, governance, economics, and health and population. Leading economists provide a short survey of the analysis and sketch out policy solutions for which they provide cost-benefit ratios. A unique feature is the provision of freely downloadable software which allows readers to make their own cost-benefit calculations for spending money to make the world a better place.

    • Authoritative, non-partisan, evidence-based survey of the world's biggest problems
    • Offers practical and implementable solutions showing the costs and benefits attached to each
    • Specially developed software available for free download to allow readers to make their own cost-benefit analyses
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    • Date Published: November 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521715973
    • length: 462 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 56 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Introduction Bjørn Lomborg
    Part I. Economy:
    2. Financial instability Peter Blair Henry
    3. Lack of intellectual property rights Keith E. Maskus
    4. Money laundering Donato Masciandaro
    5. Subsidies and trade barriers Kym Anderson
    Part II. Environment:
    6. Air pollution Guy Hutton
    7. Climate change Gary Yohe
    8. Deforestation Henk Folmer and G. Cornelis van Kooten
    9. Land degradation Ian Coxhead and Ragnar Oygard
    10. Loss of biodiversity Dan Biller
    11. Vulnerability to natural disasters Roger A. Pielke
    Part III. Governance:
    12. Arms proliferation Paul Dunne
    13. Conflicts Paul Collier
    14. Corruption Susan Rose-Ackerman
    15. Lack of education Peter Orazem
    16. Terrorism Daniel Linotte
    Part IV. Health and Population:
    17. Drugs Jefrey A. Miron
    18. Diseases Dean Jamison
    19. Lack of people of working age Robert E. Wright and Katerina Lisenkova
    20. Living conditions of children Harry Anthony Patrinos
    21. Living conditions of women Brinda Viswanathan
    22. Malnutrition/hunger Jere R. Behrman, Harold Alderman and John Hoddinott
    23. Unsafe water and lack of sanitation Guy Hutton
    24. Population: migration Michael J. Greenwood
    Index.

  • 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

    Bjørn Lomborg, Peter Blair Henry, Keith E. Maskus, Donato Masciandaro, Kym Anderson, Guy Hutton, Gary Yohe, Henk Folmer, G. Cornelis van Kooten, Ian Coxhead, Ragnar Oygard, Dan Biller, Roger A. Pielke, Paul Dunne, Paul Collier, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Peter Orazem, Daniel Linotte, Jefrey A. Miron, Dean Jamison, Robert E. Wright, Katerina Lisenkova, Harry Anthony Patrinos, Brinda Viswanathan, Jere R. Behrman, Harold Alderman, John Hoddinott, Michael J. Greenwood

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