The Economic Impacts of Temperature on Industrial Productivity : Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

@inproceedings{Sudarshan2013TheEI,
  title={The Economic Impacts of Temperature on Industrial Productivity : Evidence from Indian Manufacturing},
  author={Anant Sudarshan and Meenu Tewari},
  year={2013}
}
Understanding the economic impact of changes in surface temperatures is of critical importance in climate and development policy. This paper suggests that surface temperatures might broadly influence economic output through their impact on worker productivity. We provide empirical evidence in support of this hypothesis in the context of manufacturing sector output in India. We exploit a national level dataset of individual manufacturing plants in India to show that (i) plant level manufacturing… CONTINUE READING