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Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Published By: New York: Penguin Press
ISBN: 978-1-59420-127-1
Date of Publication: 2008


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Reviewed by: T. N. Srinivasan of Yale University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.2.433.r5
Review Pages: 446-47

Book Review Abstract

T. N. Srinivasan of Yale University reviews "Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet" by Jeffrey D. Sachs. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Presents an assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity, and considers practical solutions based on a new economic paradigm for the crowded planet. Discusses common challenges and common wealth; our crowded plan...."
Presents an assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity, and considers practical solutions based on a new economic paradigm for the crowded planet. Discusses common challenges and common wealth; our crowded planet; the anthropocene; global solutions to climate change; securing our water needs; a home for all species; global population dynamics; completing the demographic transition; the strategy of economic development; ending poverty traps; economic security in a changing world; rethinking foreign policy; achieving global goals; and the power of one. Sachs is Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Index.


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T. N. Srinivasan of Yale University


JEL Classifications

F01: Global Outlook
I30: Welfare and Poverty: General
J11: Demographic Trends and Forecasts; General Migration
O10: Economic Development: General
Q50: Environmental Economics: General


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