Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Climate Change: Past and Present

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Climate Change: Past and Present

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NBER Research Associates Gary D. Libecap, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Richard H. Steckel, Ohio State University, organized an NBER Conference on "Climate Change: Past and Present." The May 30 and 31 gathering took place in Cambridge. These papers were discussed:

* John Landon-Lane, Rutgers University; Hugh Rockoff, Rutgers University and NBER, and Richard H. Steckel, "Droughts, Floods, and Financial Markets in the United States"

* Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon University, and Werner Troeskeu, George Mason University and NBER, "Did Frederick Brodie Discover the World's First Environmental Kuznets Curve, and If So, Why Should Anyone Really Care?"

* Price V. Fishback and Paul W. Rhode, University of Arizona and NBER; Trevor Kollman, University of Arizona; Michael Haines, Colgate College and NBER; and Melissa Thomasson, Miami University and NBER, "The Trials of Job: Impact of Climate Change and Weather on Infant and Non-Infant Death Rates During the Great Depression"

* Anin Aroonruengsawat and Maximillian Auffhammer, University of California, Berkeley, "Impacts of Climate Change on Residential Electricity Consumption: Evidence from Billing Data"

* Morgan Kelly and Cormac O'Grada, University College, Dublin, "Did Climate Matter? The Little Ice Age and European Growth"

* Michael J. Roberts, North Carolina State University, and Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University and NBER, "The Evolution of Heat Tolerance of Corn: Implications for Climate Change"

* Price V. …

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