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The International Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Commodity Prices, and the Wider Effects on New Zealand


  • Adolf Stroombergen

    () (Infometrics Ltd)


This research takes a closer look at the effects of climate change on New Zealand agriculture and on the wider economy, including indirect international effects such as changes in the prices of goods exported from and imported to New Zealand, as well as carbon prices and policies. Economic loss from short term catastrophic events such floods and landslides is not investigated. Infometrics (2007) presented an initial quantitative analysis of some of the above issues. In this paper they update the part of that report that looked at the effect of climate change on agricultural commodity prices, by considering some new scenarios based on international research since 2007, and expand the time-period from 2025 to 2070.

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  • Adolf Stroombergen, 2010. "The International Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Commodity Prices, and the Wider Effects on New Zealand," Working Papers 10_14, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtu:wpaper:10_14

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    1. McDonald, Hugh J. & Kerr, Suzi, 2011. "Why do New Zealanders Care about Agricultural Emissions?," 2011 Conference, August 25-26, 2011, Nelson, New Zealand 115507, New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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    agricultural commodity prices; GE modelling;

    JEL classification:

    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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