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Working PaperThe Impact of Climate Change on Pastoral Production Systems: A Study of Climate Variability and Household Adaptation Strategies in Southern Ethiopian Rangelands
This paper examines the determinants and implied economic impacts of climate change adaptation strategies in the context of traditional pastoralism. It is based on a household level survey in southern Ethiopian rangelands...Agriculture Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment)
Working PaperImplications of Climate Change for Ghana’s Economy
Long-run economic development in Ghana is potentially vulnerable to anthropogenic climate change given the country’s dependence on rainfed agriculture, hydropower, and unpaved rural roads...Climatic changes Environmental aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment)
Working PaperThe Effect of Climate Change on Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper is a contribution to the empirics of climate change and its effect on sustainable economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa...Econometrics Econometric models (Economic development) Environmental economics
Working PaperClimate Change and Economic Growth Prospects for Malawi: An Uncertainty Approach
Malawi confronts a development imperative in a context of rising temperatures and deep uncertainty about precipitation trends. We evaluate the implications of climate change for overall growth and development prospects to 2050...Climatic changes Economic development Global warming
Research BriefThe Price of Inaction - Climate Change in Mozambique
All climate scenarios considered result in reduced national welfare, if no reforms are enacted...Climatic changes Equilibrium (Economics) Global warming
Book ChapterGlobal Asymmetries and their Implications for Climate and Industrial Policies
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyEnvironmental economics Environmental policy Economic aspects (Environmental policy)
BlogFrom The Editor's Desk (December 2012)
Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment) Climatic changes
BlogClimate Change and Development Policy
James Thurlow UNU-WIDER recently hosted an international conference on ‘Climate Change and Development Policy’. We were motivated by the apparent disconnect between research and policy on this issue...Economic aspects (Environmental policy) Economic development Economic growth
BlogClimate Change and Development Policy: Competing Aims?
Yongfu Huang The climate change crisis and development needs of the world's poor require us to acknowledge the necessity and urgency for both continued growth at the current pace, and rapid greening of this growth strategy...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (September 2012)
Tony Addison Mid-September finds UNU-WIDER very busy preparing for our big conference on climate change and development policy that takes place later this month, as well as our WIDER Annual Lecture by Lant Pritchett of Harvard University (you can als...Pollution (Air) Agricultural innovations Agriculture
Working PaperThe Economic Costs of Climate Change: a Multi-Sector Impact Assessment for Vietnam
Unlike existing studies, we adopt a multi-sectoral approach and consider the full range of climate projections. Biophysical damages are translated into economic costs using a dynamic economywide model...Climatic changes Econometric models Economic aspects (Environment)
Journal ArticleA Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of Adaptation to Climate Change in Ethiopia
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentEnvironmental aspects (Economic development) Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics)
Journal ArticleEconomic Development under Climate Change
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentClimatic changes Economic development Global warming
Journal ArticleSome Forward Looking Thoughts on Studying Climate Adaptation for an Uncertain Future: A Postscript Editorial Comment
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentClimatic changes Decision making Global warming
Journal Special IssueClimate Change and Economic Development
The roots of development economics lie in the study of large-scale phenomena such as economic transformation...Climatic changes Economic development Economic aspects (Environment)
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (August 2012)
Tony Addison With this issue, Angle returns refreshed from its Nordic summer break. The sun continues to shine on the Baltic, although it is getting noticeably chillier as we now head into the autumn...Economic aspects (Environment) Children Climatic changes