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Copenhagen Consensus Georgetown

Copenhagen Consensus 2006 was held in collaboration with Georgetown University, Washington DC from the 16th to the 17th of June 2006.

The countries represented were China, India, Pakistan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, Vietnam and Zambia. The meeting was chaired by Director Bjørn Lomborg of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and co-chaired by Nobel Laureate Douglas North and editor Clive Crook.

Copenhagen Consensus 2006 followed a similar procedure to the first Copenhagen Consensus, drawing on the earlier exercise. Representatives had available to them the materials from the previous meeting, and over two days heard new presentations from acknowledged economists and UN experts for each of the ten challenge areas.

In each case, opportunities for action were again proposed and examined. The representatives separately ordered the multiple opportunities. Those rankings were then combined into a single ranking based on the median of the representatives' individual rankings.