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The Copenhagen Consensus Center publishes volumes of our collected research. Here you can find a complete bibliography of the Copenhagen Consensus Center's published work and links to purchase our texts.

Bangladesh Priorities

If you had BDT 250 billion to use for Bangladesh's future, how would you choose to spend it? That would alter the spending of roughly just ten percent of what the national government and...

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Copenhagen Consensus Center, 2015

The Nobel Laureates' Guide To The Smartest Targets For The World

Over the past 18 months, the Copenhagen Consensus Center has published 100+ peer-reviewed analyses from 82 of the world’s top economists and 44 sector experts along with many UN agencies and...

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Copenhagen Consensus Center, 2014

Prioritizing The World

In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals set a few, highly effective targets for the world, e.g. halve the proportion of poor and hungry and reduce childhood mortality by two-thirds. The goals have...

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Cambridge University Press, 2013

How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World?

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...

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Cambridge University Press, 2013

Global Problems, Smart Solutions

Every four years since 2004, the Copenhagen Consensus Center has organized a high profile thought experiment on how a hypothetical extra $75 billion of development assistance might best be spent to...

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Copenhagen Consensus Center, 2012

How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place

New 2nd edition! The world faces myriad challenges - yet we are constrained by scarce resources. In the 21st Century, how do we tackle global warming, achieve better nutrition, educate children.....

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Cambridge University Press, 2012

Rethink HIV

Thirty years after the identification of the disease that became known as AIDS, humanitarian organizations warn that the fight against HIV/AIDS has slowed, amid a funding shortfall and donor fatigue...

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Cambridge University Press, 2010

Smart Solutions to Climate Change

The failure of the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009 revealed major flaws in the way the world's policy makers have attempted to prevent dangerous levels of increases in global...

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Knopf Publishing Group, 2010

Cool It

Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and expensive actions now being considered to stop global warming will cost hundreds of billions of dollars, are often based on emotional rather than...

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Cambridge University Press, 2010

Latin American Development Priorities: Costs and Benefits

Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved considerable economic growth, yet the region still faces many seemingly intractable problems. Latin American Development Priorities...

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Cambridge University Press, 2009

Global Crises, Global Solutions

The first edition of Global Crises, Global Solutions was nominated as one of the books of the year by The Economist. This edition contains all new research produced for the second Copenhagen...

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Cambridge University Press, 2007

Solutions For The World's Biggest Problems

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...

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Cambridge University Press, 2006

How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place

Edited by Bjorn Lomborg, this abridged version of the highly acclaimed Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a serious yet accessible springboard for debate and discussion on the world's most...

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Cambridge University Press, 2004

Global Crises, Global Solutions

A unique publication exploring the opportunities for addressing ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today. In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to...

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Cambridge University Press, 2001

The Skeptical Environmentalist

In The Skeptical Environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg challenges widely held beliefs that the global environment is progressively getting worse. Using statistical information from internationally...

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