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Kym Anderson

Research areas
Microeconomics, international trade, agricultural economics and development economics.

Publications

Assessment Paper

A Scorecard for Humanity: Trade Barriers, Anderson

International trade is a rarely on lists of top humanitarian problems. But with its rapid trade-driven growth in the past 30 years, China allowed 680 million people to lift themselves out of poverty...

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Working Paper

Third Copenhagen Consensus: Trade Barriers, Anderson

A Working Paper on Trade Barriers has been written by Kym Anderson and released by the Copenhagen Consensus Center. The working paper used by the Expert Panel is available for download here, the...

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Assessment Paper

Second Copenhagen Consensus: Subsidies and Trade Barriers Assessment, Anderson Winters

An Assessment Paper on Subsidies and Trade was prepared for the second Copenhagen Consensus by Kym Anderson and L. Alan Winters. The working paper used by the Expert Panel is available for download...

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Assessment Paper

Copenhagen Consensus: Subsidies and Trade Barriers Assessment, Anderson

An Assessment Paper on Subsidies and Trade Barriers was prepared for the Copenhagen Consensus by Kym Anderson. The working paper used by the Expert Panel is available for download here, the finalized...

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Assessment Paper

Bill Gates for a Day: Subsidies and Trade Barriers

By Kym Anderson Despite the net economic and social benefits of reducing most government subsidies and opening economies to trade, almost every national government intervenes in markets for goods and...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 11th Session OWG Goals

Some of the world’s top economists have assessed the targets from the 11th session Open Working Group document into one of five categories, based on economic evidence: Phenomenal, Good, Fair, Poor and Uncertain.

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment for 12th Session OWG Goals

The Copenhagen Consensus has updated our benefit-cost assessment of UN Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals for the 12th session of the Open Working Group. The Copenhagen Consensus will present...

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Policy Advice

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of Final OWG Targets

This report assesses the targets in the OWG’s Final Outcome Document from 19 July 2014. This builds upon the information presented in similar documents which the Copenhagen Consensus Center released...

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Assessment Paper

Post-2015 Consensus: Trade Assessment, Anderson

Lowering trade barriers would contribute to four likely key goals of the United Nations’ Post-2015 development agenda: poverty alleviation, ending hunger, reducing inequality and strengthening global partnerships for sustainable development. While trade barriers have been reduced considerably in recent years, many remain.

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Participated in these projects

A Scorecard for Humanity

A Scorecard for Humanity fits into the ongoing conversation between optimists and pessimists for the last half century. The central question has been: what is the state of the world? The results of our study have been published by Cambridge University Press under the book title How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World? A Scorecard from 1900 to 2050

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Copenhagen Consensus

The Copenhagen Consensus was our first project. The basic idea was to improve prioritization of the numerous problems the world faces, by gathering some of the world's greatest economists to a meeting where some of the biggest challenges in the world would be assessed.

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Copenhagen Consensus III

In 2004 and 2008, the Copenhagen Consensus Center held two major projects that helped to shape overseas development spending and philanthropic decisions for years to come. The third Copenhagen Consensus was the latest iteration of our ongoing work to prioritize the best solutions.

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Copenhagen Consensus II

The second Copenhagen Consensus took place 25-30 May in Copenhagen. Once again, our Expert Panel tackled the question, Imagine you had $75 billion to donate to worthwhile causes. What would you do, and where should we start? The Panel released a prioritized list recommending how best to tackle ten of the world's most pressing issues.

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Bill Gates for a Day

If you were the richest man of the world how would you solve the world's problem? Participate in the event and give your prioritization....

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Copenhagen Consensus UNICEF

The Copenhagen Consensus UNICEF meeting brought together a number of UN ambassadors and set focus on the issue of prioritizing the use of limited resources in the global effort to mitigate the negative consequences of ten global challenges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, hunger and climate change.

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