All pages with keywords: labour productivity

Households and heat stress: estimating the distributional consequences of climate change

Households and heat stress: estimating the distributional consequences of climate change

a research article by Mook Bangalore 12 March, 2018

Recent research documents the adverse causal impacts on health and productivity of extreme heat, which will worsen with climate change. In this paper, we assess the current distribution of heat … read more »


Heat waves, productivity, and the urban economy: What are the costs?

a commentary by Hélia Costa 29 July, 2016

Increasingly hot summers can have devastating effects on worker productivity. As temperatures increase, workers feel decreased energy, loss of concentration, muscle cramps, heat rash, and in extreme cases heat exhaustion … read more »


Climate change, heat stress and labour productivity: A cost methodology for city economies

a working paper by Hélia Costa, Graham Floater, Hans Hooyberghs, Stijn Verbeke, Koen De Ridder 29 July, 2016

Cities are particularly vulnerable to heat waves. Despite this, no comprehensive methodology has been developed to assess the costs of heat stress on city economies either currently or under future … read more »