The Distribution of Environmental Damages
       
     
Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States
       
     
Collective Action in Networks: Evidence from the Chilean Student Movement
       
     
Social and economic impacts of climate
       
     
Does Legalization Reduce Black Market Activity? Evidence from a Global Ivory Experiment and Elephant Poaching Data
       
     
Potentially Extreme Population Displacement and Concentration in the Tropics Under Non-Extreme Warming
       
     
Conflict in a changing climate
       
     
Climate Econometrics
       
     
Opportunities for advances in climate change economics
       
     
Temperature and Temperament: Evidence from a billion tweets
       
     
Distorted Quality Signals in School Markets
       
     
Losing Your Dictator: Firms During Political Transition
       
     
Start-Up Nation? Slave Wealth and Entrepreneurship in Civil War Maryland
       
     
Tropical Cyclones: From the Influence of Climate to Their Socioeconomic Impacts
       
     
Global Non-linear Effect of Temperature on Economic Production
       
     
Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus
       
     
Climate and Conflict
       
     
Geography, Depreciation, and Growth
       
     
War and local collective action in Sierra Leone: A comment on the use of coefficient stability approaches
       
     
Temperature and Human Capital in the Short- and Long-Run
       
     
Tropical Economics
       
     
The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-Run Economic Growth: Evidence From 6,700 Cyclones
       
     
Does the Environment Still Matter? Daily Temperature and Income in the United States
       
     
Reconciling climate-conflict meta-analyses: reply to Buhaug et al.
       
     
Nonlinear permanent migration response to climatic variations but minimal response to disasters
       
     
Drug Trafficking Organizations and Local Economic Activity in Mexico
       
     
Temperature and Violence
       
     
Climate, Conflict and Social Stability: What does the evidence say?
       
     
Reconciling Temperature-conflict Results in Kenya
       
     
Reconciling disagreement over climate–conflict results in Africa
       
     
Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict
       
     
Using Weather Data and Climate Model Output in Economic Analyses of Climate Change
       
     
Destruction, Disinvestment, and Death: Economic and Human Losses Following Environmental Disaster
       
     
Visually-Weighted Regression
       
     
Adaptation to Cyclone Risk: Evidence from the Global Cross-Section
       
     
Civil Conflicts are associated with the global climate
       
     
Can Land Reform Avoid a Left Turn? Evidence from Chile after the Cuban Revolution
       
     
Temperatures and cyclones strongly associated with economic production in the Caribbean and Central America
       
     
Local Impacts of Trade Liberalization: Evidence from the Chilean Agricultural Sector
       
     
The Distribution of Environmental Damages
       
     
The Distribution of Environmental Damages

S Hsiang, P Oliva, WR Walker, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (forthcoming)

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Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States
       
     
Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States

Hsiang, Kopp, Jina, Rising, Delgado, Mohan, Rasmussen, Muir-Wood, Wilson, Oppenheimer, Larsen, Houser, Science (2017)

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Perspective commentary by Billy Pizer

Data visualization of results

Resource page

Blog description

Collective Action in Networks: Evidence from the Chilean Student Movement
       
     
Collective Action in Networks: Evidence from the Chilean Student Movement

F. González, Job Market Paper (2016)

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Social and economic impacts of climate
       
     
Social and economic impacts of climate
Potentially Extreme Population Displacement and Concentration in the Tropics Under Non-Extreme Warming
       
     
Potentially Extreme Population Displacement and Concentration in the Tropics Under Non-Extreme Warming
Conflict in a changing climate
       
     
Conflict in a changing climate

Carleton, T.A., S.M. Hsiang, M. Burke, European Physical Journal Special Topics (2016).

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Blog description

Climate Econometrics
       
     
Climate Econometrics

Hsiang, S.M., Annual review of Resource Economics (2016)

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Slides on identifying the effects of climate using weather

Opportunities for advances in climate change economics
       
     
Opportunities for advances in climate change economics

 Burke, M., M. Craxton, C. D. Kolstad, C. Onda, H. Allcott, E. Baker, L. Barrage, R. Carson, K. Gillingham, J. Graf-Zivin, M. Greenstone, S. Hallegatte, W.M. Hanemann, G. Heal, S. Hsiang, B. Jones, D. L. Kelly, R. Kopp, M. Kotchen, R. Mendelsohn, K. Meng, G. Metcalf, J. Moreno-Cruz, R. Pindyck, S. Rose, I. Rudik, J. Stock, R. S. J. Tol, Science (2016)

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Temperature and Temperament: Evidence from a billion tweets
       
     
Temperature and Temperament: Evidence from a billion tweets
Distorted Quality Signals in School Markets
       
     
Distorted Quality Signals in School Markets

J.I. Cuesta, F. González, C. Larroulet, Working Paper (2016)

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Losing Your Dictator: Firms During Political Transition
       
     
Losing Your Dictator: Firms During Political Transition

F. González, M. Prem, Working Paper (2016)

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Start-Up Nation? Slave Wealth and Entrepreneurship in Civil War Maryland
       
     
Start-Up Nation? Slave Wealth and Entrepreneurship in Civil War Maryland

F. González, G. Marshall, S. Naidu, Journal of Economic History, forthcoming

NBER Working Paper 22483

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Blogs: Marginal Revolution

Tropical Cyclones: From the Influence of Climate to Their Socioeconomic Impacts
       
     
Tropical Cyclones: From the Influence of Climate to Their Socioeconomic Impacts

Camargo, S, SM Hsiang (2015) in Extreme Events: Observations, Modeling, and Economics Ed. Chavez, Ghil, & Urrutia-Fucugauchi

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Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus
       
     
Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus

Houser, T., R. Kopp, S.M. Hsiang, M. Delgado, A.S. Jina, K. Larsen, M. Mastrandrea, S. Mohan, R. Muir-Wood, DJ Rasmussen, J. Rising, P. Wilson, Columbia University Press (2015)

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Climateprospectus.org (data, figures, more info)

Press release

UCTV interview about the project (28 min)

Coverage: The EconomistBloombergNew York Times (alsoalso), Wall Street JournalFinancial Times (also), ForbesReutersTIMEWashington PostNational GeographicNPR (also), Wired, Technology ReviewEos400+ other outlets

Climate and Conflict
       
     
Climate and Conflict

Burke, M, SM Hsiang, E Miguel, Annual Review of Economics (2015)

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Coverage: Washington Post, Grist, Grist (video)VICENBER DigestThink ProgressLa RepubblicaClean Technica

Geography, Depreciation, and Growth
       
     
Geography, Depreciation, and Growth

Hsiang, SM, AS Jina, American Economic Review (2015)

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Replication files

War and local collective action in Sierra Leone: A comment on the use of coefficient stability approaches
       
     
War and local collective action in Sierra Leone: A comment on the use of coefficient stability approaches

F. González, E. Miguel, Journal of Public Economics (2015)

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Temperature and Human Capital in the Short- and Long-Run
       
     
Temperature and Human Capital in the Short- and Long-Run

Graff Zivin, J. S.M. Hsiang, M. Neidell, NBER Working Paper No. 21157 (2015)

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Coverage: Washington Post

Tropical Economics
       
     
Tropical Economics

Hsiang, SM, KC Meng, American Economic Review (2015)

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Appendix

Replication files

Our related op-ed

Coverage: Economist

The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-Run Economic Growth: Evidence From 6,700 Cyclones
       
     
The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-Run Economic Growth: Evidence From 6,700 Cyclones
Does the Environment Still Matter? Daily Temperature and Income in the United States
       
     
Does the Environment Still Matter? Daily Temperature and Income in the United States
Reconciling climate-conflict meta-analyses: reply to Buhaug et al.
       
     
Reconciling climate-conflict meta-analyses: reply to Buhaug et al.

Burke, M., S.M. Hsiang, E. Miguel, Climatic Change (2014)

Link

Coverage: Science

Nonlinear permanent migration response to climatic variations but minimal response to disasters
       
     
Nonlinear permanent migration response to climatic variations but minimal response to disasters

Bohra-Mishra, P, M Oppenheimer, SM Hsiang, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014)

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Coverage: ScienceNational GeographicScientific AmericanNPR

Drug Trafficking Organizations and Local Economic Activity in Mexico
       
     
Drug Trafficking Organizations and Local Economic Activity in Mexico

F. González, PLOS ONE (2015)

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Temperature and Violence
       
     
Temperature and Violence

Cane, M.A., E. Miguel, M. Burke, S.M. Hsiang, D.B. Lobell, K.C. Meng, S. Satyanath, Nature Climate Change (2014)

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Climate, Conflict and Social Stability: What does the evidence say?
       
     
Climate, Conflict and Social Stability: What does the evidence say?

Hsiang, SM, M Burke, Climatic Change (2014)

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Coverage: Smithsonian

Reconciling Temperature-conflict Results in Kenya
       
     
Reconciling Temperature-conflict Results in Kenya

Hsiang, S.M., M. Burke, E. Miguel, CEGA Working Paper 032 (2013)

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Reconciling disagreement over climate–conflict results in Africa
       
     
Reconciling disagreement over climate–conflict results in Africa

Hsiang, SM, KC Meng, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014)

Link

Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict
       
     
Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict
Using Weather Data and Climate Model Output in Economic Analyses of Climate Change
       
     
Using Weather Data and Climate Model Output in Economic Analyses of Climate Change

Auffhammer, M, SM Hsiang, W Schlenker, AH Sobel, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (2013)

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NBER working paper

Destruction, Disinvestment, and Death: Economic and Human Losses Following Environmental Disaster
       
     
Destruction, Disinvestment, and Death: Economic and Human Losses Following Environmental Disaster
Visually-Weighted Regression
       
     
Visually-Weighted Regression
Adaptation to Cyclone Risk: Evidence from the Global Cross-Section
       
     
Adaptation to Cyclone Risk: Evidence from the Global Cross-Section

Hsiang, S.M., D. Narita, Climate Change Economics (2012)

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Nontechnical description in Earth Magazine

Coverage: Chazen Global Insights

Civil Conflicts are associated with the global climate
       
     
Civil Conflicts are associated with the global climate

Hsiang, SM, KC Meng, MA Cane, Nature (2011)

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News and Views by Andrew Solow

Nature Editorial

Supplementary Information Appendix (6M)

replication data and code (zipped, runs in STATA 11) (CSV, data only)

table of teleconnected and weakly-affect countries with GWNO codes (CSVSTATA)

grid of pixel assignments to teleconnected or weakly-affected coding (MATLABEXCELCSV) to remake Figure 1A

Google Earth file of ENSO teleconnections (data on cover image)

video to visualize ENSO teleconnections (MOV [10M], YouTube), PDF of images (10M)

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Can Land Reform Avoid a Left Turn? Evidence from Chile after the Cuban Revolution
       
     
Can Land Reform Avoid a Left Turn? Evidence from Chile after the Cuban Revolution

F. González, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2013)

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Temperatures and cyclones strongly associated with economic production in the Caribbean and Central America
       
     
Temperatures and cyclones strongly associated with economic production in the Caribbean and Central America
Local Impacts of Trade Liberalization: Evidence from the Chilean Agricultural Sector
       
     
Local Impacts of Trade Liberalization: Evidence from the Chilean Agricultural Sector

J.I. Cuesta, F. Gallego, F. González, In Economic Policy in Emerging-Market Economies (2015)

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