Socioeconomic Impact Analysis of Yellow-dust Storms: An Approach and Case Study for Beijing

  title={Socioeconomic Impact Analysis of Yellow-dust Storms: An Approach and Case Study for Beijing},
  author={Ning Ai and Karen R. Polenske},
  journal={Economic Systems Research},
  pages={187 - 203}
  • N. Ai, K. Polenske
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Economic Systems Research
Abstract Dust storms can extensively disrupt socioeconomic activities and pose hazards to human health and the ecosystem; yet no one has made a systematic analysis of dust storms from an economic perspective. Using a case study for Beijing in 2000, we present a preliminary analysis of socioeconomic impacts of yellow-dust storms, integrating regional economic analysis models with environmental-economic evaluation techniques. Our analyses demonstrate that the costs of delayed effects of yellow… Expand
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