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The Economics of Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events in Developing Countries


  • Susmita Dasgupta
  • Benoit Laplante
  • David Wheeler
  • Brian Blankespoor


Without a better understanding of the interactions between international players, households and public sector, it will be difficult for climate negotiators and donor institutions to determine the appropriate levels and modes of adaptation assistance. This paper contributes by assessing the economics of adaptation to extreme weather events. [Working Paper 199]

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  • Susmita Dasgupta & Benoit Laplante & David Wheeler & Brian Blankespoor, 2010. "The Economics of Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events in Developing Countries," Working Papers id:2509, eSocialSciences.
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