Ranking solutions to global problems

Collier, Roger
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/29/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 3, p226
Academic Journal
The article reports on the Copenhagen Consensus, a project founded and organized by Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish business professor and author of the book "The Skeptical Environmentalist." Copenhagen Consensus organized to find cost-effective ways of advancing global welfare. The 2008 edition have a panel of eight notable economists who spent one week in Denmark analyzing proposals for addressing ten global issues. The panel did cost and benefit analysis of the solutions and ranked them according to appeal. The top spot went to a proposal to combat malnutrition by supplying micronutrients to malnourished children.


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