NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship over the 20th Century

Alan Barreca, Karen Clay, Olivier Deschenes, Michael Greenstone, Joseph S. Shapiro

NBER Working Paper No. 18692
Issued in January 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

Deschenes is the corresponding author and can be contacted at olivier@econ.ucsb.edu. We thank Daron Acemoglu, Robin Burgess, our discussant Peter Nilsson, conference participants at the “Climate and the Economy” Conference and seminar participants at the UC Energy Institute for their comments. We thank Jonathan Petkun for outstanding research assistance. Barreca's research efforts were supported by RAND's Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging. Shapiro gratefully acknowledges support from an EPA STAR fellowship.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Michael Greenstone -----

Greenstone holds more than $10,000 in stock of various public companies that may be subject to air pollution regulations under the Clean Air Act.

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