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Global Problems, Smart Solutions Costs and Benefits

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ISBN-10: 1107612217

ISBN-13: 9781107612211

Edition: 2013

Authors: Bj�rn Lomborg

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Every four years since 2004, the Copenhagen Consensus Center has organized and hosted a high profile thought experiment about how a hypothetical extra $75 billion of development assistance money might best be spent to solve twelve of the major crises facing the world today. Collated in this specially commissioned book, a group of more than 50 experts make their cases for investment, discussing how to combat problems ranging from armed conflicts, corruption and trade barriers, to natural disasters, hunger, education and climate change. For each case, 'Alternative Perspectives' are also included to provide a critique and make other suggestions for investment. In addition, a panel of senior economists, including four Nobel Laureates, rank the attractiveness of each policy proposal in terms of its anticipated cost-benefit ratio. This thought-provoking book opens up debate, encouraging readers to come up with their own rankings and decide which solutions are smarter than others.
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 760
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Evan Mawdsley is Professor of International History in the Department of History, University of Glasgow. His previous publications include The Russian Civil War (1983/2008), The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev: The Central Committee and its Members, 1917-1991 (with Stephen White, 2000), The Stalin Years: The Soviet Union, 1929-1953 (2003) and Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945 (2005).Bjirn 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.