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Bjørn Lomborg

Bjørn Lomborg

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Bjørn Lomborg, a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School, is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. His books include The Skeptical Environmentalist, Cool It, How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, The Nobel Laureates' Guide to the Smartest Targets for the World, and, most recently, Prioritizing Development. In 2004, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people for his research on the smartest ways to help the world. 

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    Will the Productivity Revolution Be Postponed?

    Barry Eichengreen

    US President Joe Biden clearly has bet on faster productivity growth to pay for his $4.1 trillion American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan. But history suggests that any acceleration of productivity growth is likely to be delayed – perhaps by decades.

    draws a parallel between the present and the decades preceding and following the 1918-20 influenza pandemic.
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    Waking the Norwegian Green Giant

    Mariana Mazzucato & Rainer Kattel

    As one of the world's leading exporters of natural gas, Norway faces a unique challenge in a world that is increasingly moving away from fossil fuels. The country has all the financial, technological, and human resources it needs to thrive in a decarbonized future; what's missing is policy leadership.

    explain how the country can use its oil wealth to lead, rather than undermine, the clean-energy transition.
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