On climate change and economic analysis

Steven T. Sonka, Peter J. Lamb

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Climatic change and its societal impacts have been a topic of considerable concern over the last decade. Economic analysis would seem to have much to contribute to society's understanding of the importance of this issue, yet the contributions of prior analyses have been limited. Consideration from a decision-analytic perspective suggests that more useful insights could be gained by evaluating the effects of a changing (rather than changed) climate and the potential adaptations of society to that changing climate. Linking physical and economic models of differing levels of aggregation can be useful in analyzing a changing climate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-311
Number of pages21
JournalClimatic Change
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Atmospheric Science


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