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Economy-Wide Estimates of the Implications of Climate Change: Human Health


Francesco Bosello


Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM); University of Milan - Department of Economics, Business and Statistics; Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)

Roberto Roson


Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Economics; Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy

Richard S. J. Tol


VU University Amsterdam - Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM); Carnegie Mellon University - Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change; University of Hamburg - Centre for Marine and Climate Research (ZMK); Princeton University

July 2005

FEEM Working Paper No. 97.2005

Abstract:     
We study the economic impacts of climate-change-induced change in human health, viz. cardiovascular and respiratory disorders, diarrhoea, malaria, dengue fever and schistosomiasis. Changes in morbidity and mortality are interpreted as changes in labour productivity and demand for health care, and used to shock the GTAP-E computable general equilibrium model, calibrated for the year 2050. GDP, welfare and investment fall (rise) in regions with net negative (positive) health impacts. Prices, production, and terms of trade show a mixed pattern. Direct cost estimates, common in climate change impact studies, underestimate the true welfare losses.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: Impacts of climate change, human health, computable general equilibrium

JEL Classification: C68, D58, Q25

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Date posted: August 9, 2005  

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Bosello, Francesco and Roson, Roberto and Tol, Richard S. J., Economy-Wide Estimates of the Implications of Climate Change: Human Health (July 2005). FEEM Working Paper No. 97.2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=773926 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.773926

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Francesco Bosello (Contact Author)
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )
Campo S. M. Formosa, Castello 5252
Venezia, 30122
Italy
+39 041 271 1459 (Phone)
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University of Milan - Department of Economics, Business and Statistics
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Milan, 20122
Italy
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)
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Lecce, 73100
Italy
Roberto Roson
Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Economics ( email )
Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy
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Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy ( email )
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Milan, 20122
Italy
Richard S. J. Tol
VU University Amsterdam - Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) ( email )
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Amsterdam, 1081 HV
Netherlands
+31 20 444 9555 (Phone)
+31 20 444 9553 (Fax)
Carnegie Mellon University - Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States
University of Hamburg - Centre for Marine and Climate Research (ZMK)
Troplowitzstrasse 7
D-22529 Hamburg
Germany
Princeton University ( email )
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Princeton, NJ 08544
United States
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