The economic impacts of drought on the economy of Iran: An integration of linear programming and macroeconometric modelling approaches

@inproceedings{Salami2009TheEI,
  title={The economic impacts of drought on the economy of Iran: An integration of linear programming and macroeconometric modelling approaches},
  author={Habibollah Salami and Naser Shahnooshi and Kenneth J. Thomson},
  year={2009}
}
In this paper, we provide economy-wide estimates of the costs of drought in the cropping sector of the Iranian economy, using a linear programming model to estimate the direct costs on agriculture, and a macroeconometric model to trace the indirect impacts on the rest of the economy. The results indicate that a severe drought such as the one that occurred in the crop year 1999-2000 imposes a direct cost of 1605Â million USD, equivalent to 30.3% of the total value added of the cropping sector in… CONTINUE READING

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