Potential Climate Effect on Japanese Rice Productivity

Kenta Tanaka, Shunsuke Managi, Katsunobu Kondo, Kiyotaka Masuda, Yasutaka Yamamoto

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Adaptation to climate change has become an important policy question in recent years. Agriculture is an economic activity that is most sensitive to climate change. We evaluate the dynamic effects of productivity change and individual efforts to adapt to climate change. Adaptation actions in agriculture are evaluated to determine how the climate affects production efficiency. In this paper, we use the bi-directional distance function method to measure Japanese rice production loss due to climate. We find that (1) accumulated precipitation has the greatest effect on rice production efficiency and (2) the climate effect on rice production efficiency decreases over time. Our results empirically support the benefit of the adaptation approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-255
Number of pages19
JournalClimate Change Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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