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Climate change and the prospects for economic growth: How extreme weather events affect regime stability

Research project

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The overall objective of this project is to investigate how the prospects for economic growth are affected by climate change. While the set of mechanisms through which climate change may influence economic performance is extremely large and difficult to assess comprehensively (see Dell, Jones and Olken 2008), this particular project focuses on the effects of climate change on a factor said to be crucial for the economic growth of a country, namely regime stability.