Climate Change Feedback on Economic Growth: Explorations with a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model

IEFE Working Paper No. 29

32 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2010

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Fabio Eboli

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM); CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Ramiro Parrado

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM); CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici; Ca Foscari University of Venice - SMCC Phd

Roberto Roson

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia; Bocconi University - IEFE Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy; Loyola Andalucia University

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Date Written: January 29, 2010

Abstract

Human-generated greenhouse gases depend on the level and emissions intensity of economic activity. Therefore, most climate change studies are based on models and scenarios of economic growth. Economic growth itself, however, is likely to be affected by climate change impacts. These impacts affect the economy in multiple and complex ways: changes in productivity, resource endowments, production and consumption patterns. We use a new dynamic, multi-regional Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of the world economy to answer the following questions: Will climate change impacts significantly affect growth and wealth distribution in the world? Should forecasts of human induced greenhouse gases emissions be revised, once climate change impacts are taken into account? We found that, even though economic growth and emission paths do not change significantly at the global level, relevant differences exist at the regional and sectoral level. In particular, developing countries appear to suffer the most from climate change impacts.

Keywords: Computable General Equilibrium Models, Climate Change, Economic Growth

JEL Classification: C68, E27, O12, Q54, Q56

Suggested Citation

Eboli, Fabio and Parrado, Ramiro and Parrado, Ramiro and Roson, Roberto, Climate Change Feedback on Economic Growth: Explorations with a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model (January 29, 2010). IEFE Working Paper No. 29, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1544260 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1544260

Fabio Eboli

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