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Beyond Montesquieu - Developing a new framework for climate and growth

Beckvid Tranchell, Fredrik LU and Lundstedt, Ludvig LU (2011) NEKK01 20111
Department of Economics
Abstract
The thesis sets out to study the correlation between long-run economic growth and climate, through testing two hypotheses. In the first hypothesis Montesquieu’s climate theory is compared to a modern approach, while in the second hypothesis, natural disaster and disease ecology variables are suggested and tested as growth determinants. In the application of multiple regression analysis two significant growth determinants related to climate were found. First, drought decreases productivity in the agricultural sector. Secondly, malaria risk negatively affects the productivity of human capital and disincentivises investment in education.
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author
Beckvid Tranchell, Fredrik LU and Lundstedt, Ludvig LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
natural disasters, Montesquieu, climate, economic growth, malaria ecology
language
English
id
1977077
date added to LUP
2011-06-16 14:02:44
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2011-06-16 14:02:44
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  abstract     = {The thesis sets out to study the correlation between long-run economic growth and climate, through testing two hypotheses. In the first hypothesis Montesquieu’s climate theory is compared to a modern approach, while in the second hypothesis, natural disaster and disease ecology variables are suggested and tested as growth determinants. In the application of multiple regression analysis two significant growth determinants related to climate were found. First, drought decreases productivity in the agricultural sector. Secondly, malaria risk negatively affects the productivity of human capital and disincentivises investment in education.},
  author       = {Beckvid Tranchell, Fredrik and Lundstedt, Ludvig},
  keyword      = {natural disasters,Montesquieu,climate,economic growth,malaria ecology},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Beyond Montesquieu - Developing a new framework for climate and growth},
  year         = {2011},
}