Solutions for the World's Biggest Problems: Costs and Benefits

By: Njorn Lomborg (ed.)

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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 state-of-the-art 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. 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. Printed Pages: 464 with 28 line diagrams, 3 half-tones, 56 tables, 20 graphs, and 33 figures.

Title: Solutions for the World's Biggest Problems: Costs and Benefits

Author Name: Njorn Lomborg (ed.)

Categories: Economics, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2008

ISBN: 0521733146

ISBN 13: 9780521733144

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 150 x 230 Mm

Seller ID: 023168

Keywords: World's Biggest Problems