This special issue is an initiative of UNU-WIDER's “Development under Climate Change” project. We are grateful for financial contributions to this project by the governments of Finland and Sweden. We also acknowledge core financial support to UNU-WIDER from the governments of Denmark and the UK. The articles in this volume benefitted from discussion, critique, and input from numerous people. For bringing us together and getting us going, we would like to thank Aziz Bouzaher, Jean-Christophe Carret, and Sergio Margulis of the World Bank. Comments by workshop participants at the International Food Policy Research Institute were also valuable. All errors and omissions are the responsibility of the authors.
Economic Development under Climate Change
Article first published online: 13 JUL 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Review of Development Economics
Special Issue: Climate Change and Economic Development. Guest Editors: Channing Arndt, Paul Chinowsky, Ken Strzepek, Finn Tarp, and James Thurlow
Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 369–377, August 2012
How to Cite
Arndt, C., Chinowsky, P., Robinson, S., Strzepek, K., Tarp, F. and Thurlow, J. (2012), Economic Development under Climate Change. Review of Development Economics, 16: 369–377. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9361.2012.00668.x
- Issue published online: 13 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 13 JUL 2012
The papers in this special issue represent some of the most comprehensive analyses of the implications of climate change for developing countries undertaken to date. The papers employ a bottoms-up systems approach whereby the implications of climate change are evaluated using structural models of agriculture and infrastructure systems. The authors of the paper hail from multiple disciplines. This comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, structural approach is designed to allow for more robust insight into the potential implications of climate change. The approach also allows for experimentation with alternative policy options for achieving development objectives in the context of climate change.