Climate Change And Agriculture
An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distributional Effects
Robert Mendelsohn, Edwin Weyerhaeuser Davis Professor of Forestry Policy, School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences and Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and School of Management, Yale University, New Haven, US and Ariel Dinar, Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy and Director, Water Science and Policy Center, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, US
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Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics series
Despite its great importance, there are surprisingly few economic studies of the impact of climate on agriculture and how agriculture can adapt under a variety of conditions. This book examines 22 countries across four continents, including both developed and developing economies. It provides both a good analytical basis for additional work and solid results for policy debate concerning income distributional effects such as abatement, adaptation, and equity.
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The Role of Climate in Agricultural Production 3. Literature Review of Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture 4. The Ricardian Method 5. Modeling Adaptation to Climate Change 6. Structural Ricardian Models 7. Ricardian Analyses of Aggregate Data 8. Ricardian Models of Individual Farms 9. Adaptation Studies 10. Structural Ricardian Studies 11. Summary of Results 12. Policy Implications and Future Research Needs Index