Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture

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Aug 11, 2017
Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture
MIT Joint Program researchers organize and co-edit symposium on the topic in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 

A symposium on "Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture" coordinated by MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly and co-edited by Joint Program Research Scientist Elodie Blanc appears in the Summer 2017 issue of the journal Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. The following is an excerpt from the editor's introduction:

I am pleased to introduce another excellent issue of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP). As always, readers will find scholarly yet widely accessible articles on topics of interest to the academic and policy-oriented economics community. The symposium in this issue, coordinated by John Reilly, is on Estimating the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and includes four articles. The first article, “Approaches to Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture: An Overview of the Debate,” by Elodie Blanc and John Reilly, provides a useful introduction to the three main approaches to assessing the impacts of climate change on agriculture and discusses the main sources of debate in the literature. The other three articles discuss the advantages, challenges, and findings associated with each of the assessment methods: “The Use of Panel Models in Assessments of Climate Impacts on Agriculture,” by Elodie Blanc and Wolfram Schlenker; “The Use of Cross-Sectional Analysis to Measure Climate Impacts on Agriculture: Theory and Evidence,” by Robert Mendelsohn and Emanuele Massetti; and “Climate Impacts on Agriculture: Insights from Agronomic-Economic Analysis,” by John M. Antle and Claudio O. Stöckle."


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