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An Economist's Guide to Climate Change Science

Solomon Hsiang, Robert E. Kopp

NBER Working Paper No. 25189
Issued in October 2018
NBER Program(s):Development Economics, Environment and Energy Economics, Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Health Economics, International Trade and Investment, Labor Studies, Public Economics, Political Economy, Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Climate change management is a global challenge that requires social science as much as it requires natural science. We provide a brief introduction to the physical science of climate change, written to provide essential background for economists and other social scientists. We also highlight some key areas in which economists—including those studying macroeconomics, political economy, and development—are in a unique position to help climate science advance.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w25189

Published: Solomon Hsiang & Robert E. Kopp, 2018. "An Economist’s Guide to Climate Change Science," Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol 32(4), pages 3-32.

 
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