The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Gary D. Libecap and Richard H. Steckel, editors

Conference held May 30-31, 2009
Published in May 2011 by University of Chicago Press
© 2011 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):EEE

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353 pages
ISBN: 0-226-47988-9

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, foreword: Gary D. Libecap, Richard H. Steckel (bibliographic info) (download)
Climate Change: Adaptations in Historical Perspective: Gary D. Libecap, Richard H. Steckel (p. 1 - 22) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Additive Damages, Fat-Tailed Climate Dynamics, and Uncertain Discounting: Martin L. Weitzman (p. 23 - 46) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Modeling the Impact of Warming in Climate Change Economics: Robert S. Pindyck (p. 47 - 71) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. Droughts, Floods and Financial Distress in the United States: John Landon-Lane, Hugh Rockoff, Richard H. Steckel (p. 73 - 98) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
4. The Effects of Weather Shocks on Crop Prices in Unfettered Markets: The United States Prior to the Farm Programs, 1895-1932: Jonathan F. Fox, Price V. Fishback, Paul W. Rhode (p. 99 - 130) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. 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, Melissa Thomasson (p. 131 - 167) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Responding to Climatic Challenges: Lessons from U.S. Agricultural Development: Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode (p. 169 - 194) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. The Impact of the 1936 Corn Belt Drought on American Farmers' Adoption of Hybrid Corn: Richard Sutch (p. 195 - 223) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. The Evolution of Heat Tolerance of Corn: Implications for Climate Change: Michael J. Roberts, Wolfram Schlenker (p. 225 - 251) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Climate Variability and Water Infrastructure: Historical Experience in the Western United States: Zeynep K. Hansen, Gary D. Libecap, Scott E. Lowe (p. 253 - 280) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. Did Frederick Brodie Discover the World's First Environmental Kuznets Curve? Coal Smoke and the Rise and Fall of the London Fog: Karen Clay, Werner Troesken (p. 281 - 309) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. Impacts of Climate Change on Residential Electricity Consumption: Evidence from Billing Data: Anin Aroonruengsawat, Maximilian Auffhammer (p. 311 - 342) (bibliographic info) (download)
Indexes: Gary D. Libecap, Richard H. Steckel (p. 343 - 353) (bibliographic info) (download)
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