This paper constitutes the introductory essay for the special issue of Climate
Change Economics, edited by Malik and Smith, forthcoming in 2012, examining
adaptation to climate change in low-income countries. The paper first characterizes
different types of adaptations from an economic...
Heat waves, defined as an interval of abnormally hot and humid weather, have been a
prominent killer in recent years. With heat waves worsening with climate change, adaptation
is essential; one strategy has been to issue heat wave warnings and undertake awareness
campaigns to bring about...
Using household data from Vietnam, we provide evidence on the effects of education on
freedom of spouse choice. We use war disruptions and spatial indicators of schooling supply
as instruments. The point estimates indicate that a year of additional schooling reduces the
probability of an...