The Economics of Globally Shared and Public Goods

The Economics of Globally Shared and Public Goods
Author: S. Niggol Seo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2020-07-02
ISBN 10: 0128198761
ISBN 13: 9780128198766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Globally Shared and Public Goods Book Review:

The Economics of Globally Shared and Public Goods responds to an urgent need to consolidate and refine the economic theories and explanations pertinent to globally shared resources. Making a clear distinction between theories and empirical models, it elucidates the problem of global public goods while incorporating insights from behavioral economics. Its comprehensive and technical review of existing theoretical models and their empirical results illuminate those models in practical applications. Relevant for economists and others working on challenges of globally shared goods such as climate change and global catastrophes, The Economics of Globally Shared and Public Goods provides a path toward greater co-operation and shared successes. Offers an encompassing description of the economics of global public goods Provides an ensemble of empirical analyses of behavioral complexities Defines a set of optimality conditions for a solution applicable to many problems

The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change

The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change
Author: S. Niggol Seo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2017-07-03
ISBN 10: 012811875X
ISBN 13: 9780128118757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change Book Review:

The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change: Adaptation, Global Public Goods, Breakthrough Technologies, and Policy-Making shows readers how to understand mitigation strategies emerging from global warming policy discussions and the ways that changing climate conditions can alter these strategies. Through quantitative analyses, case studies and policy examples, this bottom-up approach to climate change economics gives readers the tools to create effective responses to global warming. This self-contained book on the topic covers key scientific and economic subjects in an applied, innovative and immediately relevant fashion. Unravels individual behaviors and national policies about global warming by evaluating their evolving motives and incentives Provides an economic analysis of the ways individuals makes decisions when faced with climate change Details a full range of alternative economic and policy responses, placing them in an integrated conceptual and policy framework

Public Goods for Economic Development

Public Goods for Economic Development
Author: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Publsiher: United Nations Publications
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU90392752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Goods for Economic Development Book Review:

This publication addresses factors that promote or inhibit successful provision of the four key international public goods: financial stability, international trade regime, international diffusion of technological knowledge and global environment. Without these goods, developing countries are unable to compete, prosper or attract capital from abroad. The need for public goods provision is also recognized by the Millennium Development Goals, internationally agreed goals and targets for knowledge, health, governance and environmental public goods. The Report addresses the nature of required policies and institutions using the modern principles of collective action.

Too Global To Fail

Too Global To Fail
Author: J. Warren Evans,Robin Davies
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN 10: 1464803102
ISBN 13: 9781464803109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Global To Fail Book Review:

This book is about global public goods (GPGs), particularly those related to the environment, in the context of the global development process. It is concerned with the long-term sustainability of development. Global sustainability depends on indeed, consists of the provision of certain GPGs.

Human Rights and Public Goods

Human Rights and Public Goods
Author: William F. Felice,Diana Fuguitt
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2020-09-21
ISBN 10: 1538129337
ISBN 13: 9781538129333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights and Public Goods Book Review:

This powerful and empowering text offers a way forward for alleviating human suffering, presenting a realistic roadmap for enhanced global governance that can create workable solutions to mass poverty. William Felice and Diana Fuguitt emphasize the critical links between international human rights law, international political economy, and global organizations to formulate effective public policy to alleviate human suffering and protect basic human rights for all. They introduce students to the key legal and economic concepts central to economic and social human rights, including the right to education, a healthy environment, food, basic health care, housing, and clean water. They analyze the legal approaches undertaken by the United Nations and explain the key theories of international political economy (including liberalism, nationalism, and structuralism) and central economic concepts (including global public goods, economic equality, and the capabilities approach). In the last decade, a backlash against economic globalization has been fueled by a variety of politicians around the world. A resurgent nationalism is often pitted against international organizations and frameworks for global cooperation. In this new edition, Felice and Fuguitt account for how the current global political climate has affected national and global policies for the provision of public goods and the protection of human rights. They focus on practical policies and actions that both state and nonstate actors can take to uphold economic and social rights. As the first book to integrate these legal and economic approaches, it provides a practical path to action for students, academics, and policy makers alike.

International Public Goods

International Public Goods
Author: Marco A. Ferroni,Ashoka Mody
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780821351109
ISBN 13: 0821351109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Public Goods Book Review:

Increasingly, the consequences of globalization call for the involvement not only of national governments but of the international development community as a whole. Such involvement needs to occur within a comprehensive framework that encompasses stakeholders from government, non-governmental organizations, and businesses acting together in partnership. This requires the leveraging of general aid and country-focused development resources along with encouraging private financing participation. 'International Public Goods' explains different ways that this type of framework might be structured and focuses on different financing strategies that can be developed. It acknowledges the value of country specific efforts while recommending a multi-national approach to addressing problems resulting from globalization. This book evaluates the concepts fundamental to the term ?public goods? and details alternative governance structures including the role of incentives.

Providing Global Public Goods

Providing Global Public Goods
Author: Inge Kaul
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0195157419
ISBN 13: 9780195157413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Publ. for the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP

Why Cooperate

Why Cooperate
Author: Scott Barrett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2007-07-26
ISBN 10: 0199211892
ISBN 13: 9780199211890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Cooperate Book Review:

Climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the threat of a global pandemic have the potential to impact each of our lives. Preventing these threats poses a serious global challenge, but ignoring them could have disastrous consequences. How do we engineer institutions to change incentives so that these global public goods are provided?Scott Barrett provides a thought provoking and accessible introduction to the issues surrounding the provision of global public goods. Using a variety of examples to illustrate past successes and failures, he shows how international cooperation, institutional design, and the clever use of incentives can work together to ensure the effective delivery of global public goods.

Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods

Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods
Author: Eric Brousseau,Tom Dedeurwaerdere
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0262017245
ISBN 13: 9780262017244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods Book Review:

Global public goods (GPGs)--the economic term for a broad range of goods and servicesthat benefit everyone, including stable climate, public health, and economic security--pose notablegovernance challenges. At the national level, public goods are often provided by government, but atthe global level there is no established state-like entity to take charge of their provision. Thecomplex nature of many GPGs poses additional problems of coordination, knowledge generation and theformation of citizen preferences. This book considers traditional public economy theory of publicgoods provision as oversimplified, because it is state centered and fiscally focused. It develops amultidisciplinary look at the challenges of understanding and designing appropriate governanceregimes for different types of goods in such areas as the environment, food security, anddevelopment assistance. The chapter authors, all leading scholars in the field, explore themisalignment between existing GPG policies and actors' incentives and understandings. They analyzethe complex impact of incentives, the involvement of stakeholders in collective decision making, andthe specific coordination needed for the generation of knowledge. The book shows that governance ofGPGs must be democratic, reflexive--emphasizing collective learning processes--and knowledge basedin order to be effective. The hardcover edition does not include a dustjacket.

Global Public Goods

Global Public Goods
Author: Inge Kaul
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2016-08-26
ISBN 10: 9781783472994
ISBN 13: 1783472995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Public Goods Book Review:

'"Global public goods" has become one of the most influential concepts in current international relations research. This reader brings together 29 of the most authoritative papers on global public goods of the last years, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, along with a comprehensive and insightful review article by Kaul, Blondin and Nahtigal. The book is an essential collection for both theorists and practitioners of global governance, covering areas as diverse as financial institutions, security, knowledge, health, areas beyond national jurisdiction, and global environmental change.'- Frank Biermann, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Author: Stuart Casey-Maslen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 019883036X
ISBN 13: 9780198830368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Book Review:

"This Commentary offers detailed background and analysis of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted at the UN Headquarters in New York in July 2017. The Treaty comprehensively prohibits the use, development, export, and possession of nuclear weapons. The treaty is examined article by article, with discussed of how each provision was negotiated and what it implies for states that join the Treaty. As the Treaty provisions cut across various branches of international law, the Commentary goes beyond a discussion of disarmament to consider the law of armed conflict, human rights, and the law on inter-state use of force. The Commentary examines the relationship with other treaties addressing nuclear weapons, in particular the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Background on the development and possession of nuclear weapons and theories of nuclear deterrence is also provided."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Sustaining Global Food Security

Sustaining Global Food Security
Author: Robert Zeigler
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2019-10-09
ISBN 10: 1486308090
ISBN 13: 9781486308095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustaining Global Food Security Book Review:

Population growth alone dictates that global food supplies must increase by over 50% in coming decades. Advances in technology offer an array of opportunities to meet this demand, but history shows that these can be fully realised only within an enabling policy environment. Sustaining Global Food Security makes a compelling case that recent technological breakthroughs can move the planet towards a secure and sustainable food supply only if new policies are designed that allow their full expression. Bob Zeigler has brought together a distinguished set of scientists and policy analysts to produce well-referenced chapters exploring international policies on genetic resources, molecular genetics, genetic engineering, crop breeding and protection, remote sensing, the changing landscape of agricultural policies in the world’s largest countries, and trade. Those entering the agricultural sciences and those who aspire to influence public policy during their careers will benefit from the insights of this unique set of experiences and perspectives.

On Financing Global and International Public Goods

On Financing Global and International Public Goods
Author: Todd Sandler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822030031330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The President s House Is Empty

The President s House Is Empty
Author: Michael Hardt,Bonnie Honig,Elaine Kamarck,Tracey Meares,K. Sabeel Rahman,Marshall Steinbaum
Publsiher: Boston Review
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2017-10-20
ISBN 10: 194651103X
ISBN 13: 9781946511034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The President s House Is Empty Book Review:

The President's House is Empty: Losing and Gaining Public Goods explores the question of what we—the public—owe each other as free and equal members of a democratic society. With essays by writers and thinkers like Bonnie Honig, this collection attempts to make sense of the current administration's disdain for public things like the White House, public education, and clean water.

Asian Yearbook of International Law

Asian Yearbook of International Law
Author: B.S. Chimni,Miyoshi Masahiro,Li-ann Thio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN 10: 1134030215
ISBN 13: 9781134030217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Yearbook of International Law Book Review:

Launched in 1991, the Asian Yearbook of International Law is a major refereed publication dedicated to international law issues as seen primarily from an Asian perspective, under the auspices of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). It is the first publication of its kind edited by a team of leading international law scholars from across Asia. The Yearbook provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law, and other Asian international law topics, written by experts from the region and elsewhere. Its aim is twofold: to promote international law in Asia, and to provide an intellectual platform for the discussion and dissemination of Asian views and practices on contemporary international legal issues. Each volume of the Yearbook normally contains articles and shorter notes; a section on State practice; an overview of Asian states participation in multilateral treaties; succinct analysis of recent international legal developments in Asia; an agora section devoted to critical perspectives on international law issues; surveys of the activities of international organizations òf special relevance to Asia; and book review, bibliography and documents sections. It will be of interest to students and academics interested in international law and Asian studies.

Global Public Goods for Health

Global Public Goods for Health
Author: Tom K. McArthur
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780198525448
ISBN 13: 0198525443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Public Goods for Health Book Review:

The expanding importance of health as a global issue has focused attention on the value of applying the concept of Global Public Goods from economics to international health. The Global Public Goods for health concept considers 'goods' i.e. services, technologies and information, such asknowledge of an infectious disease outbreak or control of climate change, that are important for promoting the health of all populations and which are of benefit globally. Since these are 'public goods' there is often a lack of incentive to provide or feel responsible for them. The centralchallenge of the Global Public Goods for health concept is to ensure collective action at international level. The main focus of this book is whether and how best Global Public Goods for health can be used to advance the health of poor populations. Written by experts from both the health, legal and economics worlds, Global Public Goods for Health develops the concept in relation to international health andhealth policy. Numerous case studies are used to illustrate the usefulness of the concept and consider the aspects of health that may be classed as Global Public Goods and how this helps to ensure their provision.

The White House and the World

The White House and the World
Author: Nancy Birdsall
Publsiher: CGD Books
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1933286245
ISBN 13: 9781933286242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White House and the World Book Review:

The last few years have seen a steep decline in the perceived legitimacy of U.S. policies and values in the world. How will the next American president regain the country's power and influence so that it is capable of tackling the global challenges of the 21st century? The White House and the Worldexplores areas where changes in U.S. policies can conceivably improve the lives of the poor in developing countries, thereby not only protecting our own national security but also restoring America's credibility in the world. In selected essays, Center for Global Development fellows explore a range of topics such as trade policy, migration, foreign aid, and climate change and offer practical recommendations for effective change to the next president. Authors and topics include Michael Clemens on migration, Dennis de Tray on corruption, Kimberly Elliott on trade, Ruth Levine on health, Theodore Moran on private investment, Mead Over on HIV/AIDS, Stewart Patrick on fragile states, Steve Radelet on foreign assistance, Vijaya Ramachandran on development in Africa, and David Wheeler on climate change.

Policy and Choice

Policy and Choice
Author: William J. Congdon,Jeffrey R. Kling,Sendhil Mullainathan
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0815704984
ISBN 13: 9780815704980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy and Choice Book Review:

Argues that public finance--the study of the government's role in economics--should incorporate principles from behavior economics and other branches of psychology.

Contributions of Agricultural Economics to Critical Policy Issues

Contributions of Agricultural Economics to Critical Policy Issues
Author: Keijiro Otsuka,Kaliappa Kalirajan
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000124801121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contributions of Agricultural Economics to Critical Policy Issues Book Review:

This book is a collection of plenary sessions papers and selected invited panel papers presented in the 26th International Conference of Agricultural Economists held at Gold Coast, Australia, from 12th to 18th August 2006. Beginning with the presidential address by Prabhu Pingali and the Elmhirst lecture by Hans Binswanger dealing with global issues of agricultural growth, economic development, and empowerment of the rural poor, leading agricultural economists address such emerging and critical issues as the economics of natural disasters, international trade and marketing, food safety and health, and transformation of unfavorable poor areas, among other issues.

A New Approach to the Economics of Public Goods

A New Approach to the Economics of Public Goods
Author: Thomas Laudal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN 10: 1000705722
ISBN 13: 9781000705720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Approach to the Economics of Public Goods Book Review:

Public goods are typically defined only in reference to the good itself but, as this book argues, the public goods can be better understood if contextual variables are incorporated. This book discusses the production and provision of public goods. It asserts that changes related to public goods are better understood if the category of goods are not decided solely by the properties of the good itself. We also need to focus on how the enabled utility of a good is influenced by the production and the provision of the good. The book opens with a brief introduction to common conceptions of public goods and a review of the existing literature - highlighting the limitations of current definitions of public goods. It presents a new multi-layered approach to public goods. This has implications for the discourse on public goods and for our understanding of the societal and environmental impact of public goods. The implications are illustrated in several areas; public goods in ancient history, privatization, innovation, competitiveness and prices, democracy and political standards, and economic growth. The book provides a provocative argument for a new way to analyze public goods which will appeal to scholars and students interested in the economic analysis of public goods, arguments regarding the privatizing or nationalizing of production and services, and method of modelling and measuring sustainable business activities.