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Scale interactions in economics: application to the evaluation of the economic damages of climatic change and of extreme events; Interactions d'echelles en economie: application a l'evaluation des dommages economiques du changement climatique et des evenements extremes

Abstract

Growth models, which neglect economic disequilibria, considered as temporary, are in general used to evaluate the damaging effects generated by climatic change. This work shows, through a series of modeling experiences, the importance of disequilibria and of endogenous variability of economy in the evaluation of damages due to extreme events and climatic change. It demonstrates the impossibility to separate the evaluation of damages from the representation of growth and of economic dynamics: the comfort losses will depend on both the nature and intensity of impacts and on the dynamics and situation of the economy to which they will apply. Thus, the uncertainties about the damaging effects of future climatic changes come from both scientific uncertainties and from uncertainties about the future organization of our economies. (J.S.)
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 2005
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
FRNC-TH-7358
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: These economie de l'environnement; Also available from EHESS - Paris, Presidence et Services Administratifs, 54, boulevard Raspail, 75006 - Paris (France)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BIFURCATION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; COST ESTIMATION; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; EXCEPTIONAL NATURAL DISASTER; FORECASTING; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; HYDROLOGY; INVESTMENT; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; METEOROLOGY; PRODUCTIVITY; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; TIME DEPENDENCE; URBAN AREAS
OSTI ID:
21016552
Research Organizations:
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 75 - Paris (France); Meteo France, 75 - Paris (France); CIRED, 94 - Nogent sur Marne (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR0800779038781
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
298 pages
Announcement Date:
May 23, 2008

Citation Formats

Hallegatte, S. Scale interactions in economics: application to the evaluation of the economic damages of climatic change and of extreme events; Interactions d'echelles en economie: application a l'evaluation des dommages economiques du changement climatique et des evenements extremes. France: N. p., 2005. Web.
Hallegatte, S. Scale interactions in economics: application to the evaluation of the economic damages of climatic change and of extreme events; Interactions d'echelles en economie: application a l'evaluation des dommages economiques du changement climatique et des evenements extremes. France.
Hallegatte, S. 2005. "Scale interactions in economics: application to the evaluation of the economic damages of climatic change and of extreme events; Interactions d'echelles en economie: application a l'evaluation des dommages economiques du changement climatique et des evenements extremes." France.
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title = {Scale interactions in economics: application to the evaluation of the economic damages of climatic change and of extreme events; Interactions d'echelles en economie: application a l'evaluation des dommages economiques du changement climatique et des evenements extremes}
author = {Hallegatte, S}
abstractNote = {Growth models, which neglect economic disequilibria, considered as temporary, are in general used to evaluate the damaging effects generated by climatic change. This work shows, through a series of modeling experiences, the importance of disequilibria and of endogenous variability of economy in the evaluation of damages due to extreme events and climatic change. It demonstrates the impossibility to separate the evaluation of damages from the representation of growth and of economic dynamics: the comfort losses will depend on both the nature and intensity of impacts and on the dynamics and situation of the economy to which they will apply. Thus, the uncertainties about the damaging effects of future climatic changes come from both scientific uncertainties and from uncertainties about the future organization of our economies. (J.S.)}
place = {France}
year = {2005}
month = {Jun}
}