Coastal adaptation, government-subsidized insurance, and perverse incentives to stay

  title={Coastal adaptation, government-subsidized insurance, and perverse incentives to stay},
  author={Robin Kundis Craig},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • R. Craig
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • Climatic Change
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