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How much have global problems cost the world? : a scorecard from 1900 to 2050

Author: Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There are often blanket claims that the world is facing more problems than ever but there is a lack of empirical data to show where things have deteriorated or in fact improved. In this book, some of the world's leading economists discuss ten problems that have blighted human development, ranging from malnutrition, education, and climate change, to trade barriers and armed conflicts. Costs of the problems are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bjørn Lomborg
ISBN: 9781107679337 1107679338 9781107027336 1107027330
OCLC Number: 824119982
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Air pollution : global damage costs from 1900 to 2050 / Guy Hutton --
Armed conflicts : the economic welfare costs of conflict / S. Brock Blomberg and Gregory D. Hess --
Climate change : the economic impact of climate change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries / Richard S.J. Tol --
Ecosystems and biodiversity : economic loss of ecosystem services from 1900 to 2050 / Anil Markandya and Aline Chiabai --
Education : the income and equity loss of not having a faster rate of human capital accumulation / Harry Anthony Patrinos and George Psacharopoulos --
Gender inequality : a key global challenge : reducing losses due to gender inequality / Joyce P. Jacobsen --
Human health : the twentieth-century transformation of human health : its magnitude and value / Dean T. Jamison [and others] --
Malnutrition : global economic losses attributable to malnutrition 1900-2000 and projections to 2050 / Sue Horton and Richard H. Steckel --
Trade barriers : costing global trade barriers, 1900 to 2050 / Kym Anderson --
Water and sanitation : economic losses from poor water and sanitation : past, present, and future / Marc Jeuland [and others].
Responsibility: edited by Bjørn Lomborg.
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A selection of the world's leading economists discuss ten of the greatest challenges that have blighted human development since 1900, quantifying their costs in percent of GDP through to 2050. Rather  Read more...

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