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Research >> Climate change

This paper by Dean and Sangita (co-authored with Sagnik Dey, Sourangshu Choundary, Noah Scovronick and Joshua Apte) is the first study to directly estimate the impact of early-life exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on child height-for-age at the...Read More..

Published: Environmental Health       Geography: India

This paper studies people’s willingness to sacrifice to achieve climate mitigation using a new-survey experiment that is representative of adults in the Indian state of Rajasthan and the city of Mumbai. In contrast to developed countries, few studies investigate climate...Read More..

Published: IZA Policy Paper Series       Geography: India
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Published: Working Paper       Geography: North India

How much should present generations sacrifice to reduce emissions today, in order to reduce the future harms of climate change? Within climate economics, debate on this question has been focused on so called  "ethical parameters" of social time preference and...Read More..

Published: Working Paper       Geography: International
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A large literature considers the optimal size and growth rate of the human population, trading o the utility value of additional people with the costs of a larger population. In this literature, an important parameter is the social weight placed...Read More..

Published: Working Paper       Geography: International
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This letter explores whether the effects of a counterfactual reduction in the size of the 2100 population by 1 billion have important consequences for wellbeing because of effects on climate change?...Read More..

Published: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences       Geography: International