The Welfare Effects of Extreme Weather Events : Insights from Three APEC Case Studies World Bank 2013-03-28T18:14:08Z 2013-03-28T18:14:08Z 2012-01
dc.description.abstract This report uses new measures of extreme weather and methodologies to gauge their welfare effects. A myriad of methodological issues and data constraints plague empirical work on the effects of extreme weather events on human welfare. The shocks themselves are often poorly measured and the lack of sufficiently long panel data or historical data on past events often forces a focus on effects in the short run. Economy wide effects of local shocks are typically only explored within the context of computable general equilibrium models which are very structural in nature. Proper evaluation of public interventions requires correction for the unobserved characteristics of the areas which receive the programs. The overall study was organized in four pillars: 1) fiscal options to address climate change; 2) technological options and role of trade and investment policies in fostering them; 3) capacity needs assessments; and 4) the human welfare effects of extreme weather events. To enable more in depth understanding of the methodologies used and the country specific insights emerging, the background papers underpinning each of the four pillars have been compiled in separate reports. This report provides an in-depth review of the empirical findings emanating from three country case studies examining the welfare effects of extreme weather. It concerns the occurrence of droughts in Indonesia, rainfall and temperature volatility in Mexico and droughts, floods and hurricanes in Vietnam. en
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Weather extremes
dc.subject Welfare loss
dc.subject Innovative tools
dc.subject Estimation strategy
dc.subject Natural disasters
dc.subject Households
dc.subject Low rainfall
dc.subject Propensity score matching
dc.subject Community-based programs
dc.subject Health outcomes
dc.subject Consumption
dc.subject Rural areas
dc.subject child health
dc.subject disaster relief
dc.subject Droughts
dc.subject Floods
dc.subject Storms
dc.subject Monsoon
dc.subject rainfall
dc.subject Hurricane
dc.title The Welfare Effects of Extreme Weather Events : Insights from Three APEC Case Studies en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2012-06-05
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work :: Other Environmental Study
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000356161_20120606013226
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 16336066 69575
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl en
okr.region.administrative East Asia and Pacific Indonesia Mexico Vietnam
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