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How well do degree days over the growing season capture the effect of climate on farmland values?

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  • Massetti, Emanuele
  • Mendelsohn, Robert
  • Chonabayashi, Shun

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Farmland values have traditionally been valued using seasonal temperature and precipitation but degree days over the growing season offer a more compact alternative. We find that degree days and daily temperature are interchangeable over the growing season. However, the impact of degree days in spring and summer is quite different. Climate effects outside the growing season are also significant. Cross sectional evidence suggests seasonal temperature and precipitation are very important whereas temperature extremes have relatively small effects.

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  • Massetti, Emanuele & Mendelsohn, Robert & Chonabayashi, Shun, 2016. "How well do degree days over the growing season capture the effect of climate on farmland values?," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 144-150.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:60:y:2016:i:c:p:144-150
    DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2016.09.004
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    Keywords

    Degree days; Climate change impacts; Agriculture; Land values;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q24 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Land
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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