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Global crises, global solutions / edited by Bjørn Lomborg.

Contributor(s): Lomborg, Bjørn, 1965-Material type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004. Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 648 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780511338397; 0511338392; 0511231474; 9780511231476; 0511227388; 9780511227387; 9780511252211; 0511252218; 0511230702; 9780511230707; 9780511492624; 0511492626; 9786610702442; 6610702446; 9780521606141; 0521606144; 9780521844468; 0521844460; 9780511324284; 0511324286Subject(s): Copenhagen Consensus (Project) | Copenhagen Consensus Expert Panel (2004 : Copenhagen) | International cooperation | Globalization | Economic development | Economic policy | Economic development -- Environmental aspects | Global Health | International Cooperation | Public Policy | Economics | Développement économique -- Aspect de l'environnement | Développement économique | Politique économique | Mondialisation | Coopération internationale | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Sustainable Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | Développement économique | Changement climatique | Maladies infectieuses | Conflits internationaux | Accès à l'éducation | Crise financière | Corruption | Faim | Eau potable | Barrières commerciales | Economic development | Economic development -- Environmental aspects | Economic policy | Globalization | International cooperation | Klimaänderung | Weltwirtschaft | Armut | Wasserversorgung | Internationale economische politiek | Milieuvraagstuk | Sociale problemen | Sociaal-economische ontwikkeling | Analyse coûts-avantages | Crise sociale | Économie internationale | Environnement | Gestion de crise | Gouvernance mondiale | Mondialisation | Politique économique | Problèmes sociaux | Résolution de problème | Santé publique | Kopenhagen <2004> | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT | CLIMATE CHANGE | COMMUNICABLE DISEASES | POLITICAL CORRUPTION | MIGRATION | DRINKING WATER | HUNGER | PROGRAMME PRIORITIES | COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS | Climate change (Anthropogenic) | Copenhagen Consensus (2004) | Greenhouse effect | Copenhagen Consensus | Crisis management | Resource allocation | Economic impact | Policy process | Evaluation | Social impact | Communicable disease control | Wars | Participation in education | Financial crises | Corruption | Hunger | Migration | Water supply | Trade regulation | Australia overseas comparisonsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Global crises, global solutions.DDC classification: 338.927 LOC classification: JZ1318 | .G5566 2004ebOther classification: 43.47 | 83.40 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Climate change / William R. Cline ; Alternative perspectives / Robert Mendelsohn, Alan S. Manne -- Communicable diseases / Anne Mills and Sam Shillcutt ; Alternative perspectives / David B. Evans, Jacques van der Gaag -- Conflicts / Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler ; Alternative perspectives / Michael D. Intriligator, Tony Addison -- Access to education / Lant Pritchett ; Alternative perspectives / T. Paul Schultz, Ludger Wössmann -- Financial instability / Barry Eichengreen ; Alternative perspectives / Charles Wyplosz, Peter Blair Henry -- Governance and corruption / Susan Rose-Ackerman ; Alternative perspectives / Jens Christopher Andvig, Jean Cartier-Bresson -- Malnutrition and hunger / Jere R. Behrman, Harold Alderman and John Hoddinott ; Alternative perspectives / Peter Svedberg, Simon Appleton -- Migration / Philip Martin ; Alternative perspectives / Mark Rosenzweig, Roger Böhning -- Sanitation and access to clean water / Frank Rijsberman ; Alternative perspectives / John J. Boland, Henry Vaux, Jr. -- Subsidies and trade barriers / Kym Anderson ; Alternative perspectives / Jan Pronk, Arvind Panagariya -- Expert panel ranking / Jagdish N. Bhagwati [and others] -- Epilogue : Youth forum : human benefit analysis / Christian Friis Bach.
Summary: A unique publication exploring the opportunities for addressing ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: Climate Change, Communicable Diseases, Conflicts, Education, Financial Instability, Corruption, Migration, Malnutrition and Hunger, Trade Barriers, Access to Water. In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to achieve the greatest good with our money. Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a rich set of arguments and data for prioritising our response most effectively. Each problem is introduced by a world-renowned expert defining the scale of the problem and describing the costs and benefits of a range of policy options to improve the situation. Each challenge is evaluated by economists from North America, Europe and China who attempt a ranking of the most promising options. Whether you agree or disagree with the analysis or conclusions, Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a serious, yet accessible, springboard for debate and discussion.
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Climate change / William R. Cline ; Alternative perspectives / Robert Mendelsohn, Alan S. Manne -- Communicable diseases / Anne Mills and Sam Shillcutt ; Alternative perspectives / David B. Evans, Jacques van der Gaag -- Conflicts / Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler ; Alternative perspectives / Michael D. Intriligator, Tony Addison -- Access to education / Lant Pritchett ; Alternative perspectives / T. Paul Schultz, Ludger Wössmann -- Financial instability / Barry Eichengreen ; Alternative perspectives / Charles Wyplosz, Peter Blair Henry -- Governance and corruption / Susan Rose-Ackerman ; Alternative perspectives / Jens Christopher Andvig, Jean Cartier-Bresson -- Malnutrition and hunger / Jere R. Behrman, Harold Alderman and John Hoddinott ; Alternative perspectives / Peter Svedberg, Simon Appleton -- Migration / Philip Martin ; Alternative perspectives / Mark Rosenzweig, Roger Böhning -- Sanitation and access to clean water / Frank Rijsberman ; Alternative perspectives / John J. Boland, Henry Vaux, Jr. -- Subsidies and trade barriers / Kym Anderson ; Alternative perspectives / Jan Pronk, Arvind Panagariya -- Expert panel ranking / Jagdish N. Bhagwati [and others] -- Epilogue : Youth forum : human benefit analysis / Christian Friis Bach.

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A unique publication exploring the opportunities for addressing ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: Climate Change, Communicable Diseases, Conflicts, Education, Financial Instability, Corruption, Migration, Malnutrition and Hunger, Trade Barriers, Access to Water. In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to achieve the greatest good with our money. Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a rich set of arguments and data for prioritising our response most effectively. Each problem is introduced by a world-renowned expert defining the scale of the problem and describing the costs and benefits of a range of policy options to improve the situation. Each challenge is evaluated by economists from North America, Europe and China who attempt a ranking of the most promising options. Whether you agree or disagree with the analysis or conclusions, Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a serious, yet accessible, springboard for debate and discussion.

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