Publishing clearinghouse: ‘America’s Energy Gamble’; ‘Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy’


“America's Energy Gamble: People, Economy and Planet” by Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, associate professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (Cambridge University Press, January 2022)

How did the pro-fossil Trump administration entrench America's oil and gas dependency to the detriment of America's economy, public health and the environment? Its actions ran counter to even traditional conservative values of fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship and rule of law. Despite the damage done, this book lays out how Americans can still change course and transition away from oil and gas dependency, while protecting workers and communities.


Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis: Statistical Methods and Applications” (third edition), by Shailendra Gajanan, professor of economics at the Pitt–Bradford, and Suresh Babu, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (Academic Press, September 2021)

Although the second edition of “Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis” was published only seven years ago in 2014, Gajanan saw that rapid changes in the field required including large amounts of new research and incorporating hands-on examples and case studies using the statistical software Stata and R, which are used by most large policy-makers, such as the World Bank and United Nations. He also added large amounts of information about food insecurity in Latin America and Asia, and obesity in the United States. The third edition also incorporates policy responses to food security and global supply-chain issues brought about since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.


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