December 5, 2010

Hydro-Economic Modeling of Climate Change Impacts in Ethiopia

by Gene Jiing-Yun You and Claudia Ringler

- To identify the potential threat of climate change to the Ethiopian economy, this study analyzes three major factors that are changing under global warming: water availability under higher temperatures and changing precipitation patterns, the impact of changing precipitation patterns on flooding, and the potential impact on crop production of the carbon dioxide (CO2) fertilization effect. These issues are analyzed based on an existing multi-market-sector model for the Ethiopian economy, with a focus on agriculture.

You, G. J-Y and C. Ringler (2010). "Hydro-Economic Modeling of Climate Change Impacts in Ethiopia." IFPRI Discussion Paper 00960, Apr 2010.