Some Foundational and Transformative Grand Challenges for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: The Problem of Global Public Goods

5 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2011  

William D. Nordhaus

Yale University - Department of Economics; Cowles Foundation, Yale University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: October 3, 2010

Abstract

In a letter to colleagues, Myron Gutmann, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, invited people “to contribute white papers outlining grand challenge questions that are both foundational and transformative.” This paper will address some foundational issues that cross the boundaries of many social and natural science: the issue of how to deal with global public goods.

Suggested Citation

Nordhaus, William D., Some Foundational and Transformative Grand Challenges for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: The Problem of Global Public Goods (October 3, 2010). American Economic Association, Ten Years and Beyond: Economists Answer NSF's Call for Long-Term Research Agendas. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1889357 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1889357

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