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Climatic Constraints on Aggregate Economic Output

May 2019

Efficient responses to climate change require accurate estimates of both aggregate damages and where and to whom they occur.

Global warming has increased global economic inequality

April 2019

Understanding the causes of economic inequality is critical for achieving equitable economic development.

Opportunities for advances in climate change economics

April 2016

There have been dramatic advances in understanding the physical science of climate change, facilitated by substantial and reliable research support.

Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production

November 2015

Growing evidence demonstrates that climatic conditions can have a profound impact on the functioning of modern human societies, but effects on economic activity appear inconsistent.

Incorporating Climate Uncertainty into Estimates of Climate Change Impacts

May 2015

Quantitative estimates of the impacts of climate change on economic outcomes are important for public policy.

Frontiers in Food Policy: Perspectives on Sub-Saharan Africa

December 2013

Frontiers in Food Policy: Perspectives on sub-Saharan Africa is a compilation of research stemming from the Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, hosted by the Center on Food...

Land institutions and supply chain configurations as determinants of soybean planted area and yields in Brazil

October 2012

Soybean production has become a significant force for economic development in Brazil.

Green Revolution: Impacts, limits, and the path ahead

July 2012

Reprinted with full permission from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution

November 2011

Seeds of Sustainability is a groundbreaking analysis of agricultural development and transitions toward more sustainable management in one region.

Smallholder irrigation as a poverty alleviation tool in sub-Saharan Africa

November 2011

Promotion of smallholder irrigation is cited as a strategy for enhancing income generation and food security for sub-Saharan Africa’s poor farmers, but what makes this technology a successful...

African Agricultural Productivity Growth and R&D in a Global Setting

October 2011

This paper was prepared for Stanford University’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, hosted by the Center on Food Security and the Environment, and supported by the Bill and...

Sugar and Ethanol Production as a Rural Development Strategy in Brazil: Evidence from the State of São Paulo

June 2011

Sugar and ethanol production are key components of Brazil's rural development and energy strategies, yet in recent years sugar production has been widely criticized for its environmental and labor...

Agriculture and Structural Transformation in Africa

April 2011

This paper was prepared for Stanford University’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, hosted by the Center on Food Security and the Environment, and supported by the Bill and...

Vulnerability of the South African farming sector to climate change and variability: An indicator approach

August 2010

This paper analyses the vulnerability of South African agriculture to climate change and variability by developing a vulnerability index and comparing vulnerability indicators across the nine...

Nutrient Imbalances in Agricultural Development

June 2009

Nutrient cycles link agricultural systems to their societies and surroundings; inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus in particular are essential for high crop yields, but downstream and downwind losses...

Genetically modified rice, yields, and pesticides: Assessing farm-level productivity effects in China

December 2008

Our Daily Bread: Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse

September 2008

During the eighteen months after January 2007, cereal prices doubled, setting off a world food crisis. In the United States, rising food prices have been a pocketbook annoyance.

The Structural Transformation and the Changing Role of Agriculture in Economic Development

December 2007

This is the story of a powerful historical pathway of structural transformation that is experienced by all successful developing countries; of highly important and diverse approaches to coping with...

Enhancing productivity on suburban dairy farms in China

July 2007

Climbing the development ladder: Economic development and the evolution of occupations in rural China

December 2006

Rethinking Food Security for the 21st Century

December 2005

In this article, we examine why concerns about food security have diminished, at least relative to earlier periods.

Valuing Nature

April 2000

Earth Systems: Processes and Issues is the ideal textbook for introductory courses in earth systems science and environmental science.

Economics of Alien Species Invasions, The

December 1999

in Hobbs, R. and H. Mooney (eds), Biological Invasions and Global Change, Island Press, 1999 (in press).

Agriculture and Global Change

December 1999

Earth Systems: Processes and Issues is the ideal textbook for introductory courses in earth systems science and environmental science.

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