Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74106
Authors: 
Bosello, Francesco
Roson, Roberto
Tol, Richard S.J.
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 97.2005
Abstract: 
We study the economic impacts of climate-change-induced change in human health, viz. cardiovascular and respiratory disorders, diarrhoea, malaria, dengue fever and schistosomiasis. Changes in morbidity and mortality are interpreted as changes in labour productivity and demand for health care, and used to shock the GTAP-E computable general equilibrium model, calibrated for the year 2050. GDP, welfare and investment fall (rise) in regions with net negative (positive) health impacts. Prices, production, and terms of trade show a mixed pattern. Direct cost estimates, common in climate change impact studies, underestimate the true welfare losses.
Subjects: 
Impacts of climate change
Human health
Computable general equilibrium
JEL: 
C68
D58
Q25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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