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Why cooperate? : the incentive to supply global public goods / Scott Barrett.

By: Barrett, Scott (Professor of natural resource economics).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007Description: xv, 258 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780199211890 (alk. paper); 0199211892 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Economic development | Public goods | International cooperationDDC classification: 338.9 Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Contents Introduction: the incentives to supply global public goods -- Single best efforts : global public goods that can be supplied unilaterally or minilaterally -- Weakest links : global public goods that depend on the states that contribute the least -- Aggregate efforts : global public goods that depend on the combined efforts of all states -- Financing and burden sharing : paying for global public goods -- Mutual restraint : agreeing what states ought not to do -- Coordination and global standards : agreeing what states ought to do -- Development : do global public goods help poor states? -- Conclusions : institutions for the supply of global public goods.
Summary: 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.
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General Collection 338.9 B16 (Browse shelf) 123521 Available 123521

Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-239) and index.

Contents Introduction: the incentives to supply global public goods -- Single best efforts : global public goods that can be supplied unilaterally or minilaterally -- Weakest links : global public goods that depend on the states that contribute the least -- Aggregate efforts : global public goods that depend on the combined efforts of all states -- Financing and burden sharing : paying for global public goods -- Mutual restraint : agreeing what states ought not to do -- Coordination and global standards : agreeing what states ought to do -- Development : do global public goods help poor states? -- Conclusions : institutions for the supply of global public goods.

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.

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