26 jun. 2008

Prospects for Global Collective Action - Todd Sandler


The talk will examine the prospects for successful collective action on essential problems confronting humankind during the twenty-first century.

After identifying some guiding principles behind successful international collective action (where two or more nations are able to achieve a common goal that none can achieve on its own), the lecture will apply these principles to some important problems. The principles involve the resolution of uncertainty, the number of countries, the presence of mutual gains, the time profile of the benefits and costs, the presence of influential leader countries, and others.



Specific problems that are addressed is acid rain, global warming, ozone shield depletion, global health (for example, eradicating malaria) concerns, and limiting internal conflict in the developing world. Some problems are quite amenable to collective action while others are less amenable.

Todd Sandler

Ph.D. in Economics, State University of New York.

Twenty-one books including Global Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 2004)

Consulting for World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, Asian Development Bank ….



Oso jende gutxi azken hitzaldia entzutera, lehen egun eguzkitsua izan daiteke arazoia. Dena den Todd Sandler ezaguna izango da ekonomilarien artean, baina ez beste unibertsitarien artean. Infobasqueren asmoa izan daiteke kanpoko adituak ekartzea, baina batzutan barruko adituen ideiak eta asmoak asaltzea ez letorkiguke txarto. Arazo orokorren aurreko ikuspegi desberdinak kontrajartzea eta arazo bakoitzaren arazoen aurrean (Bero efektua, Kutxadura, Ura, Deforestazioa, CO2 eta SOx emisioa, Ozono geruza, Eurite azidoa eta abar) zetzan hitzaldia.

Kasualitatez munduan daukan arazorik larrienaz, energia nuklearra eta ondakin erradiaktiboei buruz ezer gutxi aipatu zuen.



Goi mailako arazoen ikuspegia, beste Al Gore.

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