Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92822
Authors: 
Ikefuji, Masako
Magnus, Jan R.
Sakamoto, Hiroaki
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Discussion Paper, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University 785
Abstract: 
This paper studies the interplay between climate, health, and the economy in a stylized world with four heterogeneous regions, labeled 'West' (cold and rich), 'China' (cold and poor), 'India' (warm and poor), and 'Africa' (warm and very poor). We introduce health impacts into a simple integrated assessment model where both the local cooling effect of aerosols as well as the global warming effect of CO2 are endogenous, and investigate how those factors affect the equilibrium path. We show how some of the important aspects of the equilibrium, including emission abatement rates, health costs, and economic growth, depend on the economic and geographical characteristics of each region.
Subjects: 
climate change
health
economic growth
local dimming
cobenefits
JEL: 
D91
I18
Q54
Q58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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