Derek Lemoine, 09 July 2021

If economists are going to be able to offer clear guidance about the appropriate ambition of climate change policy, we need firmer damage estimates. This column introduces a new model that prices farmers’ ex-post and ex-ante adaptations to weather changes and forecasts. When applied to US agriculture, the model shows a much more pessimistic outcome than currently expected, and encourages the consideration of substantial changes to agricultural policies.   

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