Climate Change Economics


We face climate change that may lead to increasing climate risks in form of droughts and floods in addition to increasing temperatures.


  • How is climate risk, shocks and risk preferences affecting technology adoption in agriculture?
  • Can we identify more climate-smart technologies and enhance their dissemination?
  • Which policies are more efficient in enhancing dissemination of more climate-smart technologies?


Publications


2018


Journal papers:

Holden, S. T. (2018). Fertilizer and Sustainable Intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa. Global Food Security 18, 20-26. Link


Katengeza, S. P., Holden, S. T.,  and Lunduka, R. W. (2018). Adoption of Drought Tolerant Maize Varieties under Rainfall Stress in Malawi. Journal of Agricultural Economics, Link Doi: 10.1111/1477-9552.12283.


2017


Journal papers:

Tadesse, M. A., Alfnes, F., Erenstein, O., Holden, S. T. (2017).  Demand for a labor-based drought insurance scheme in Ethiopia: a stated choice experiment approach. Agricultural Economics, doi: 10.1111/agec.12351. Link


Holden, S. T. and Quiggin, J. (2016). Climate risk and state-contingent technology adoption: shocks, drought tolerance and preferences. European Review of Agricultural Economics 44 (2): 285–308. doi: 10.1093/erae/jbw016. Link


Working papers:

Holden, S. T. and Quiggin, J. (2017). Probability Weighting and Input Use Intensity in a State-Contingent Framework. CLTS Working Paper No. 8/2017. Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. Link


Fisher, M., Holden, S. T. and Katengeza, S. P. (2017). Adoption of CA technologies among Followers of Lead Farmers: How Strong is the Influence from Lead Farmers?. CLTS Working Paper No. 7/2017. Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. Link


Katengeza, S. P., Holden, S. T. and Lunduka, R. W. (2017). Adoption of Drought Tolerant Maize Varieties under Rainfall Stress in Malawi. CLTS Working Paper No. 4/2017. Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. Link


Fisher, M., Holden, S. T. and Katengeza, S. P. (2017). The adoption potential of Conservation Agriculture technologies in Malawi: A lead farmer promoter-adopter approach and assessment. CLTS Working Paper No. 1/2017. Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. Link


Conference presentations

Presentation at the Nordic Conference in Development Economics at Gothenburg University, 12-13. June 2017: Subjective Probability Weighting and Input Use Intensity. Powerpoint Paper Link


2016


Journal papers:

Holden, S. T. and Quiggin, J. (2016). Climate risk ad state-contingent technology adoption: shocks, drought tolerance and preferences. European Review of Agricultural Economics, doi: 10.1093/erae/jbw016. Link


Holden, S. T. and Westberg, N. B. (2016). Exploring technology use under climate risk and shocks through an experimental lens. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 10 (1): 47-62. Link


2015


Journal papers:

Holden, S. T. and Fisher, M. (2015). Subsidies promote use of drought tolerant maize varieties despite variable yield performance under smallholder environments in Malawi. Food Security 7(6): 1225-1238. Link


CLTS Working papers:

Holden, S. T. (2015). Risk Preferences, Shocks and Technology Adoption: Farmers’ Responses to Drought Risk. CLTS Working Paper No. 3/2015. Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. Link


Holden, S. T. and Fischer, M. (2015). Can Adoption of Improved Maize Varieties Help Smallholder Farmers Adapt to Drought? Evidence from Malawi. CLTS Working Paper No. 1/2015. Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. Link


School of Economics and Business Working Papers:

Holden, S. T. and Christopher J. O’Donnell (2015). Maize Productivity and Input Subsidies in Malawi: A State-Contingent Stochastic Production Frontier Approach. School of Economics and Business Working Paper No. 2/2015. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. Link


2014


Working papers:

Holden, S. T. (2014). Risky Choices of Poor People: Comparing Risk Preference Elicitation Approaches in Field Experiments. CLTS Working Paper No. 10/2014. Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. Link


2013


Working papers:

Holden, Stein T. and Julius Mangisoni (2013). Input subsidies and improved maize varieties in Malawi: - What can we learn from the impacts in a drought year? CLTS Working Paper No. 7/2013. Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. Link


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