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Bjorn Lomborg - Best Things First


From: Thursday March 14, 2024, 5:45 pm

To: Thursday March 14, 2024, 7:15 pm

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg is talking about his new book, Best Things First, which the Economist named one of the best books of 2023. The book and project, funded by the Gates Foundation, uses cost-benefit analysis to highlight the 12 best things to do to make the world better for the world's poorer half (low- and lower-middle-income countries). It finds that spending $35bn/year smartly can deliver benefits 52x as high, saving 4.2 million lives and generating $1.1 trillion in additional income — each and every year.

It’s finding have been peer-reviewed and published in Journal of Benefit Cost Analysis (


Dr Bjorn Lomborg

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg researches smart ways to do good. With his think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus, he has worked with many of the world’s top economists and Nobel Laureates to find and promote the most effective solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, from disease and hunger to climate and education.

Twitter: @bjornlomborg

For further information about the project go here.


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