Thursday, August 18, 2011

24 August 2011: Distributional Implications of Climate Change in Rural India and the Role of Adaptation

Hanan Jacoby
World Bank

Global warming is expected to reduce productivity of low-latitude agriculture, the dominant source of livelihood for the world's poor. We develop a framework for quantifying the household welfare impacts of this shock and implement it using micro-data from rural India. Our approach accounts for climate-induced changes in the return on agricultural land and on labor of di erent types, changes in global food prices, and the feedback e ects of these food price changes in the rural labor market. We also contrast the distributional consequences over the short-run, in which adaptation is limited, to those over the long-run, in which farm production methods and sectoral labor allocations adjust to a warmer climate.

Date: August 24, 2011
Time: 12:30 P.M.

Second Floor Conference Room
The World Bank,
70 Lodi Estate,
New Delhi-110003(INDIA)


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