David Letson

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1 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, USA gpodesta@rsmas.miami.edu, dletson@rsmas.miami.edu 2 Columbia University, Department of Psychology and Graduate School of Business, and Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), USA euw2@columbia.edu 3 Facultad de Ingenieŕıa, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina(More)
Experts working on behalf of international development organisations need better tools to assist land managers in developing countries maintain their livelihoods, as climate change puts pressure on the ecosystem services that they depend upon. However, current understanding of livelihood vulnerability to climate change is based on a fractured and disparate(More)
The Pampas of Argentina have shown some of the most consistently increasing trends in precipitation during the 20th century. The rainfall increase has partly contributed to a significant expansion of agricultural area, particularly in climatically marginal regions of the Pampas. However, it is unclear if current agricultural production systems, which(More)
The emerging ability to forecast regional climate based on the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon (Mason et al., 1999; Goddard et al., 2001) creates an exciting opportunity to learn how important and prevalent climate-sensitive systems such as agriculture may respond. Nevertheless, several empirical studies have identified theoretical and(More)
This chapter offers some analytical insights for a comprehensive theoretical understanding of how to develop reliable ENSO-based crop yield forecasts and how to incorporate this information into an ENSO-sensitive farm-plan. A discussion on the usefulness of climate information for policy analysis is also presented. An improved basic understanding on the(More)
In this study we implement a set of econometric models to analyze the determinants of household hurricane evacuation choice for a sample of 1,355 households in Florida. This article contributes to the literature by accounting for two issues normally neglected in previous studies; namely, time and space. The empirical results suggest that households living(More)
Editor’s note : This overview defines pollution prevention (P2), states its relevance in general and for the coastal zone, describes how economists and marine policy analysts view P2 conceptually, reviews major legislation, presents an overview of the four case studies in this compendium, and generalizes the lessons applicable to pollution prevention in the(More)
Previous research shows that Florida’s climate and agricultural production are influenced by the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, suggesting that farmers and ranchers might use new methods of climate forecasting to modify management, increase profits and reduce economic risks. The purposes of this paper are to describe the framework used by a Florida(More)