An Economist's Guide to Climate Change Science

34 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2018

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Solomon Hsiang

University of California, Berkeley; National Bureau of Economic Research

Robert E. Kopp

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick/Piscataway

Date Written: October 2018

Abstract

Climate change management is a global challenge that requires social science as much as it requires natural science. We provide a brief introduction to the physical science of climate change, written to provide essential background for economists and other social scientists. We also highlight some key areas in which economists—including those studying macroeconomics, political economy, and development—are in a unique position to help climate science advance.

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Suggested Citation

Hsiang, Solomon and Kopp, Robert E., An Economist's Guide to Climate Change Science (October 2018). NBER Working Paper No. w25189. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3274415

Solomon Hsiang (Contact Author)

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Robert E. Kopp

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick/Piscataway ( email )

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