The Impact of Climate Change on the United States Economy

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Robert Mendelsohn, Robert O. Mendelsohn, James E. Neumann
Cambridge University Press, Aug 19, 2004 - Business & Economics - 331 pages
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Understanding the impacts of climate change on economic behaviour is an important aspect of deciding when to take policy actions to prevent or mitigate its consequences. This book applies advanced new economics methodologies to assess impacts on potentially vulnerable aspects of the US economy: agriculture, timber, coastal resources, energy expenditure, fishing, outdoor recreation. It is intended to provide improved understanding of key issues raised in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. It concludes that some climate change may produce economic gains in the agriculture and forestry sectors, whereas energy, coastal structures, and water sectors may be harmed. The book will serve as an important reference for the scientific, economic, and policy community, and will also be of interest to natural resource/environmental economists as an example of economic valuation techniques. The volume will clearly be of main importance to researchers and policymakers in the US, but will also be influential as a model for assessment of impacts on economies worldwide.
  

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Contents

Economic effects of climate change on US agriculture
18
The impact of climate variation on US agriculture
55
the role of farmer
75
The impacts of climate change on the US timber market
94
Economic effects of climate change on US water
133
The economic damage induced by sea level rise in
178
The impact of global warming on US energy
209
The economic impact of climate change on the
237
The impact of climate change on outdoor recreation
267
Estimated effects of climate change on selected outdoor
289
Synthesis and conclusions
315
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Robert Mendelsohn Mendelsohn is Professor of Economics, and Professor in the School of Management at Yale University, USA.

Neumann-Industrial Economics Inc. Cambridge, MA

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