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 Troesken, George Mason University and NBER, Did Frederick Brodie Discover the World's First Environmental Kuznet's 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 OGrada, 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. Fishback and Paul W. Rhode, and Jonathan Fox, University of Arizona, The Economic Response to Climate Change in the Farm Sector: The United States, 1895-1969
Alan L. Olmstead, University of California, Davis and NBER, and Paul W. Rhode, Adjusting to Climatic Variation: Historical Perspectives from North American Agricultural Development
Zeynep K. Hansen, Boise State University and NBER; Gary D. Libecap, and Scott E. Lowe, Boise State University, Climate Variability and Water Infrastructure: Historical Experience in the Western United States
Robert S. Pindyck, MIT and NBER, Uncertainty, Extreme Outcomes, and Climate Change Policy
Richard Sutch, University of California, Riverside and NBER, The Impact of the 1936 Corn-Belt Drought on American Farmers Adoption of Hybrid Corn
Raghav Gaiha, University of Delhi, India; Kenneth Hill and Vani S. Kulkarni, Harvard University; and Antanu Mathur, International Fund for Agricultural Development, On Devastating Droughts
Martin Weitzman, Harvard University and NBER, Additive Damages, Fat Tailed Climate Dynamics, and Uncertain Discounting
Summaries of these papers may be found here.