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David Letson

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First Name:David
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Last Name:Letson
RePEc Short-ID:ple141
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University of Miami/RSMAS/MAF 4600 Rickenbacker CSWY Miami, FL 33149-1098 USA
Terminal Degree:1989 Department of Economics; University of Texas-Austin (from RePEc Genealogy)


(34%) Department of Economics
School of Business
University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida (United States)

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(305) 284-2985
P.O. Box 248126, Coral Gables, FL 33124-6550
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(33%) University of Miami / Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Miami, FL

(33%) University of Miami, Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy
Coral Gables, Florida

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Working papers

  1. Solis, Daniel & Letson, David, 2011. "Climate Variability and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Southeastern US," 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas 98894, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  2. David Kelly & David Letson & Forest Nelson & David S. Nolan & Daniel Solis, 2009. "Evolution of Subjective Hurricane Risk Perceptions: A Bayesian Approach," Working Papers 0905, University of Miami, Department of Economics.
  3. Solis, Daniel & Thomas, Michael H. & Letson, David, 2009. "Determinants Of Household Hurricane Evacuation Choice In Flordia," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 45338, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  4. Cabrera, Victor E. & Solis, Daniel & Letson, David, 2007. "Optimal Crop-Insurance Strategies under Climate Variability: Contrasting Insurer and Farmer Interests," 2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon TN 9708, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  5. Letson, David & Podesta, Guillermo & Messina, Carlos & Ferreyra, Andres, 2001. "ENSO Forecast Value, Variable Climate and Stochastic Prices," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20562, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  6. Gollehon, Noel R. & Caswell, Margriet & Ribaudo, Marc & Kellogg, Robert L. & Lander, Charles & Letson, David, 2000. "Confined Animal Production And Manure Nutrients," 2000 Annual Meeting, June 29-July 1, 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia 36382, Western Agricultural Economics Association.


  1. Reed, M.S. & Podesta, G. & Fazey, I. & Geeson, N. & Hessel, R. & Hubacek, K. & Letson, D. & Nainggolan, D. & Prell, C. & Rickenbach, M.G. & Ritsema, C. & Schwilch, G. & Stringer, L.C. & Thomas, A.D., 2013. "Combining analytical frameworks to assess livelihood vulnerability to climate change and analyse adaptation options," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(C), pages 66-77.
  2. Daniel Solís & Larry Perruso & Julio del Corral & Brent Stoffle & David Letson, 2013. "Measuring the initial economic effects of hurricanes on commercial fish production: the US Gulf of Mexico grouper (Serranidae) fishery," Natural Hazards: Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, Springer;International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, vol. 66(2), pages 271-289, March.
  3. Kelly, David L. & Letson, David & Nelson, Forrest & Nolan, David S. & Solís, Daniel, 2012. "Evolution of subjective hurricane risk perceptions: A Bayesian approach," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 81(2), pages 644-663.
  4. Neeraj Vedwan & Sajjad Ahmad & Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm & Kenneth Broad & David Letson & Guillermo Podesta, 2008. "Institutional Evolution in Lake Okeechobee Management in Florida: Characteristics, Impacts, and Limitations," Water Resources Management: An International Journal, Published for the European Water Resources Association (EWRA), Springer;European Water Resources Association (EWRA), vol. 22(6), pages 699-718, June.
  5. Cabrera, Victor E. & Letson, David & Podesta, Guillermo, 2007. "The value of climate information when farm programs matter," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 93(1-3), pages 25-42, March.
  6. Podesta, Guillermo & Letson, David & Messina, Carlos & Royce, Fred & Ferreyra, R. Andres & Jones, James & Hansen, James & Llovet, Ignacio & Grondona, Martin & O'Brien, James J., 2002. "Use of ENSO-related climate information in agricultural decision making in Argentina: a pilot experience," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 74(3), pages 371-392, December.
  7. Jagtap, S. S. & Jones, J. W. & Hildebrand, P. & Letson, D. & O'Brien, J. J. & Podesta, G. & Zierden, D. & Zazueta, F., 2002. "Responding to stakeholder's demands for climate information: from research to applications in Florida," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 74(3), pages 415-430, December.
  8. Letson, David & McCullough, B.D., 2001. "Enso And Soybean Prices: Correlation Without Causality," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 33(03), December.
  9. David Letson & Noel Gollehon & Catherine Kascak & Vincent Breneman & Carlyle Mose, 1998. "Confined Animal Production and Groundwater Protection," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 20(2), pages 348-364.
  10. David Letson & B.D. McCullough, 1998. "Better Confidence Intervals: The Double Bootstrap with No Pivot," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 80(3), pages 552-559.
  11. Letson, David & Gollehon, Noel R., 1996. "Confined Animal Production and the Manure Problem," Choices, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 11(3).
  12. Westenbarger, David A. & Letson, David, 1995. "Livestock and Poultry Waste-Control Costs," Choices, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 10(2).
  13. Letson, David & Setia, Parveen P., 1994. "On-Farm Costos of Reducing environmental degradation under risk," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 9(2), pages 163-187.
  14. Arun S. Malik & David Letson & Stephen R. Crutchfield, 1993. "Point/Nonpoint Source Trading of Pollution Abatement: Choosing the Right Trading Ratio," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 75(4), pages 959-967.
  15. David Letson, 1992. "Investment decisions and transferable discharge permits: An empirical study of water quality management under policy uncertainty," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 2(5), pages 441-458, September.
  16. Letson, David, 1990. "Book Review: Benefit-Cost Analysis: A Political Economy Approach," Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, issue 3.
  17. Letson, David, 3. "Economic Logistics: The Optimization of Spatial and Sectoral Resource, Production, and Distribution Systems," Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, issue 3.


  1. David Letson, 2017. "Climate Change and Food Security: Florida’s Agriculture in the Coming Decades," Frontiers of Economics and Globalization,in: World Agricultural Resources and Food Security, volume 17, pages 85-102 Emerald Publishing Ltd.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 2 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-AGR: Agricultural Economics (1) 2011-04-16
  2. NEP-EFF: Efficiency & Productivity (1) 2011-04-16
  3. NEP-ENE: Energy Economics (1) 2011-04-16
  4. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (1) 2011-04-16
  5. NEP-FOR: Forecasting (1) 2009-04-05


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