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Global Crises Global Solutions

Author: Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521517214
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A timely collection of arguments and data for prioritizing responses to some of the most serious problems facing the world, such as climate change, communicable diseases, and financial instability, features contributions by economists from around the world. Simultaneous.

Global Problems Smart Solutions

Author: Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107435242
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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.

Prioritizing Development

Author: Bjorn Lomborg
ISBN: 1108415458
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An analysis of the UN's development targets up until 2030, and the case for prioritizing the most powerful investment areas.

Terror Security And Money

Author: John Mueller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912289
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In seeking to evaluate the efficacy of post-9/11 homeland security expenses--which have risen by more than a trillion dollars, not including war costs--the common query has been, "Are we safer?" This, however, is the wrong question. Of course we are "safer"--the posting of a single security guard at one building's entrance enhances safety. The correct question is, "Are any gains in security worth the funds expended?" In this engaging, readable book, John Mueller and Mark Stewart apply risk and cost-benefit evaluation techniques to answer this very question. This analytical approach has been used throughout the world for decades by regulators, academics, and businesses--but, as a recent National Academy of Science study suggests, it has never been capably applied by the people administering homeland security funds. Given the limited risk terrorism presents, expenses meant to lower it have for the most part simply not been worth it. For example, to be considered cost-effective, increased American homeland security expenditures would have had each year to have foiled up to 1,667 attacks roughly like the one intended on Times Square in 2010--more than four a day. Cataloging the mistakes that the US has made--and continues to make--in managing homeland security programs, Terror, Security, and Money has the potential to redirect our efforts toward a more productive and far more cost-effective course.

Security By Other Means

Author: Lael Brainard
Publisher: Brookings Inst Press
ISBN: 9780815713623
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"Assesses the current structures of foreign assistance and makes recommendations for efficient coordination. Drawing on expertise from the full range of foreign aid agencies, examines foreign assistance across four categories: security, economic, humanitarian, and political"--Provided by publisher.

No Small Matter

Author: Harold Alderman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
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The book offers the most updated findings on topics such as economic crises and young children, fragility and young children, the economic gradient of cognitive impairment, the convergence of equity and efficiency in ECD programs, and home based versus center based approaches for under 3.

Global Crisis Remittances And Poverty In Asia

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9290926996
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This publication presents a comprehensive discussion on the impact of the global financial crisis (2008-2009) on certain Asian economies at different levels of analysis---showcasing cross-country regression, computable general equilibrium modeling, and microeconometric modeling for Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Viet Nam. Using different measures of remittances, cross-country regression analyses suggest that a 10% increase in remittances leads to a 3%-4% rise in real gross domestic product per capita. At the same time, the analyses show that remittances exert a negative impact on aggregate poverty. Moreover, these money transfers from abroad exert important impacts on the macroeconomy that include improving external current accounts, alleviating debt burdens, appreciation of domestic currencies, and moderating inflation.