How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World?: A Scorecard from 1900 to 2050 (BOK)

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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 quantified in percent of GDP, giving readers a unique opportunity to understand the development of each problem over the past century and the likely development into the middle of this century, and to compare the size of the challenges. For example: how bad was air pollution in 1900? How has it deteriorated and what about the future? Did climate change cost more than malnutrition in 2010? This pioneering initiative to provide answers to many of these questions will undoubtedly spark debate amongst a wide readership.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
Cambridge Univ Ed
ISBN 9781107027336 Antall sider 401
Dimensjoner 18cm x 25,2cm x 2,2cm Vekt 960 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Bjorn Lomborg
Emner og form Development economics & emerging economies