Latin American Development Priorities: Costs and Benefits

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Overview

Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved considerable economic growth, yet the region still faces many seemingly intractable problems. The conventional wisdom in development agencies - that prioritization is impossible and that everything must be done - is simply not effective. Latin American Development Priorities shows how limited resources could be used for the greatest benefit of the Latin American and Caribbean region. A panel of economists met over three days in San José to review proposals to tackle the ten most important challenges, which emerged from a survey by the Inter-American Development Bank. The expert panel was asked a question which appears simple but is actually very difficult to answer: What should Latin American governments do with an additional nominal $10 billion? Hard choices are needed if Latin America's problems are to be tackled effectively. This book provides the means to make those choices as objectively as possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521766906
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2010
  • Pages: 695
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Bjørn Lomborg is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School. He is the author of the controversial bestseller The Skeptical Environmentalist (Cambridge, 2001), and was named as one of the most globally influential people by Time magazine in 2004.

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Table of Contents

1 Democracy in the LAC region, challenges and solutions: political party and party system institutionalization and women's legislative representation Mark P. Jones Jones, Mark P. 13

2 Three proposals to improve education in the LAC region: estimates of the costs and benefits of each strategy Amy Damon Damon, Amy Paul Glewwe Glewwe, Paul 45

2.1 Education: an alternative view Miguel Urquiola Urquiola, Miguel 92

3 Labor market reforms in the LAC region: consequences and costs Alejandra Cox Edwards Edwards, Alejandra Cox 103

3.1 Labor market reforms: an alternative view Adriana Kugler Kugler, Adriana 146

4 Forests, biodiversity, and avoided deforestation in the LAC region Roger A. Sedjo Sedjo, Roger A. Juha Shkamaki Shkamaki, Juha 163

4.1 Forests and biodiversity: an alternative view Randall A. Kramer Kramer, Randall A. 227

5 Fiscal policy reforms in the LAC region Miguel Braun Braun, Miguel 235

5.1 Fiscal policy reforms: an alternative view Max A. Alier Alier, Max A. Benedict Clements Clements, Benedict 274

6 Challenges and solutions in health in the LAC region Philip Musgrove Musgrove, Philip 293

6.1 Challenges and solutions in health: an alternative view William D. Savedoff Savedoff, William D. 342

7 High logistics costs and poor infrastructure for merchandise transportation in the LAC region Julio A. Gonzalez Gonzalez, Julio A. Jose Luis Guasch Guasch, Jose Luis Tomas Serebrisky Serebrisky, Tomas 359

7.1 High logistics costs and poor infrastructure for merchandise transportation: an alternative view Ronald Fischer Fischer, Ronald 412

8 Reducing poverty in the LAC region Sebastian Galiani Galiani, Sebastian 423

8.1 Reducing poverty: an alternative view Stephen D. Younger Younger, Stephen D. 498

9 Public administration and institutions in the LAC region Susan Rose-Ackerman Rose-Ackerman, Susan 515

9.1 Public administration: an alternative view Ugo Panizza Panizza, Ugo 591

10 Violence and crime in the LAC region Mark A. Cohen Cohen, Mark A. Mauricio Rubio Rubio, Mauricio 621

10.1 Violence and crime: an alternative view Andrew Morrison Morrison, Andrew 680

Conclusion Bjorn Lomborg Lomborg, Bjorn 693

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