Joint Grantham Research Institute and SERC seminar

As world greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, we have strong individual and collective incentives to adapt to the “known unknown” challenges that climate change will pose. Given free mobility of labour and capital within the European Union, urban economics offers some predictions concerning how the new risks and opportunities posed by climate change will affect the spatial distribution of economic activity within Europe. This talk will sketch a research agenda focused on the microeconomics of climate change adaptation, with a special focus on the choices of optimising households, firms and local governments.

Speaker: Matthew E Khan, Institute of the Environment, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Public Policy, UCLA


Previous slides: The microeconomics of urban adaptation to climate change in Europe

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