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The economics of climate change adaptations past and present
Title:
The economics of climate change adaptations past and present
Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
ISBN:
9780226479880

9780226479903
Physical Description:
x, 353 p. : ill., maps.
Series:
National Bureau of Economic Research conference report
Language:
English
Contents:
Climate change: adaptations in historical perspective / Gary D. Libecap and Richard H. Steckel -- Additive damages, fat-tailed climate dynamics, and uncertain discounting / Martin L. Weitzman -- Modeling the impact of warming in climate change economics / Robert S. Pindyck -- Droughts, floods and financial distress in the United States / John Landon-Lane, Hugh Rockoff, and Richard H. Steckel -- The effects of weather shocks on crop prices in unfettered markets: the United States prior to the farm programs, 1895-1932 / Jonathan Fox, Price V. Fishback, and Paul W. Rhode -- Information and the impact of climate and weather on mortality rates during the Great Depression / Price V. Fishback, Werner Troesken, Trevor Kollmann, Michael Haines, Paul W. Rhode and Melissa Thomasson -- Responding to climatic challenges: lessons from U.S. agricultural development / Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode -- The impact of the 1936 corn-belt drought on american farmers' adoption of hybrid corn / Richard Sutch -- The evolution of heat tolerance of corn: implications for climate change / Michael J. Roberts and Wolfram Schlenker -- Climate variability and water infrastructure: historical experience in the western United States / Zeynep K. Hansen, Gary D. Libecap, and Scott E. Lowe -- Did Frederick Brodie discover the world's first environmental Kuznets Curve? Coal smoke and the rise and fall of the London fog / Karen Clay and Werner Troesken -- Impacts of climate change on residential electricity consumption: evidence from billing data / Anin Aroonruengsawat and Maximilian Auffhammer.
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