Potential climate effect on Japanese rice productivity

Tanaka, Kenta, Managi, Shunsuke, Kondo, Katsunobu, Masuda, Kiyotaka, & Yamamoto, Yasutaka (2011) Potential climate effect on Japanese rice productivity. Climate Change Economics, 2(3), pp. 237-255.

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Adaptation to climate change has become an important policy question in recent years. Agriculture is an economic activity that is most sensitive to climate change. We evaluate the dynamic effects of productivity change and individual efforts to adapt to climate change. Adaptation actions in agriculture are evaluated to determine how the climate affects production efficiency. In this paper, we use the bi-directional distance function method to measure Japanese rice production loss due to climate. We find that (1) accumulated precipitation has the greatest effect on rice production efficiency and (2) the climate effect on rice production efficiency decreases over time. Our results empirically support the benefit of the adaptation approach.

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ID Code: 84867
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Directional distance function, data envelopment analysis, adaptation, climate change, agriculture
DOI: 10.1142/S2010007811000280
ISSN: 2010-0078
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2015 23:19
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2015 22:26

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