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Gilbert’s book revised, expanded

A revised and expanded second edition of Geoffrey Gilbert’s “World Population: A Reference Handbook,” has been published by ABC-CLIO.

Gilbert is a professor in the HWS economics department and holds the Lloyd Wright ’50 Professorship in Conservative Studies.

Originally published in 2001, the handbook tracks key global population trends and analyzes a range of population-related issues.

The publisher notes that “Readers will see how everything from plagues and famines, to disease control and contraception, to economic development and landmark judicial decisions have influenced population patterns.”

The second edition also features an updated timeline of key events relating to global population that put the issue into long-term perspective; and biographies of key individuals, to put a human face on the study of population.

Gilbert, who joined the faculty in 1977, holds a bachelor’s degree
from Dartmouth College and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. He routinely teaches courses in the principles of economics, microeconomic theory and policy, poverty and welfare, economic and social demography, and a seminar on population. Another book by Gilbert, “World Poverty: A Reference Handbook,” was published in 2004.