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June 2017Impacts of Climate Change and Extreme Weather on U.S. Agricultural Productivity: Evidence and Projection
with Sun Ling Wang, Richard Nehring, Ryan Williams, Truong Chau: w23533
This paper employs a stochastic frontier approach to examine how climate change and extreme weather affect U.S. agricultural productivity using 1940-1970 historical weather data (mean and variation) as the norm. We have four major findings. First, using temperature humidity index (THI) load and Oury index for the period 1960-2010 we find each state has experienced different patterns of climate change in the past half century, with some states incurring drier and warmer conditions than others. Second, the higher the THI load (more heat waves) and the lower the Oury index (much drier) will tend to lower a state’s productivity. Third, the impacts of THI load shock and Oury index shock variables (deviations from historical norm fluctuations) on productivity are more robust than the level of TH...
May 2017Impacts of Climate Change and Extreme Weather on U.S. Agricultural Productivity: Evidence and Projection
with Sun Ling Wang, Richard Nehring, Ryan Williams, Truong Chau
in Understanding Productivity Growth in Agriculture , Wolfram Schlenker, editor
January 2001Productivity of the U.S. Agricultural Sector: The Case of Undesirable Outputs
with Rolf Fare, Shawna Grosskopf, Richard Nehring
in New Developments in Productivity Analysis, Charles R. Hulten, Edwin R. Dean and Michael J. Harper, editors

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