The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods
By (author) Scott Barrett
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Why Cooperate? by Scott Barrett
Book DescriptionClimate 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199211890
(222mm x 145mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Scott Barrett
Environment and Development Economics, Hardback (April 2014)
This book honours Partha Dasgupta, and the field he helped establish; environment and development economics. It concerns the relationship between social systems and natural systems. Above all, it concerns the poverty-environment nexus: the complex pathways by which people become or remain poor, and resources become or remain overexploited.
Why Cooperate?, Paperback (September 2010)
Barrett provides a thought provoking 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 effective delivery of global public goods.
Environment and Statecraft, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Scott Barrett
How did the Montreal Protocol succeed in protecting the earth's ozone layer? Why will the Kyoto Protocol fail to materially dampen global climate change? Are treaties really needed? This book develops a theory to answer these questions - one that integrates the approaches used in economics, political science, international law, and game theory.
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Author Biography - Scott Barrett
Scott Barrett is Professor and Director of International Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He was previously an advisor to the International Task Force on Global Public Goods, and drew upon his work for the Task Force in preparing this book. He wrote the book while on sabbatical as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University. His previous book, Environment and Statecraft, was published by OUP in paperback in 2005.
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