author={Robin Burgess and David Donaldson},
  journal={The American Economic Review},
transformation of countries throughout history. Rural citizens in developing countries today, however, remain highly exposed to fluctua tions in the weather. This exposure affects the incomes these citizens earn and the prices of the foods they eat. Recent work has documented the significant mortality stress that rural house holds face in times of adverse weather (Robin Burgess, Olivier Deschenes, Dave Donaldson, and Michael Greenstone 2009; Masayuki Kudamatsu, Torsten Persson, and David… 

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