Using Weather Data and Climate Model Output in Economic Analyses of Climate Change. Auffhammer, M., Hsiang, S. M., Schlenker, W., & Sobel, A. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 7(2):181–198, July, 2013.
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Economists are increasingly using weather data and climate model output in analyses of the economic impacts of climate change. This article introduces weather data sets and climate models that are frequently used, discusses the most common mistakes economists make in using these products, and identifies ways to avoid these pitfalls. We first provide an introduction to weather data, including a summary of the types of data sets available, and then we discuss five common pitfalls that empirical researchers should be aware of when using historical weather data as explanatory variables in econometric applications. We then provide a brief overview of climate models and discuss two common and significant errors often made by economists when climate model output is used to simulate the future impacts of climate change on an economic outcome of interest.
@article{auffhammer_using_2013,
	title = {Using {Weather} {Data} and {Climate} {Model} {Output} in {Economic} {Analyses} of {Climate} {Change}},
	volume = {7},
	issn = {1750-6816, 1750-6824},
	url = {https://academic.oup.com/reep/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/reep/ret016},
	doi = {10.1093/reep/ret016},
	abstract = {Economists are increasingly using weather data and climate model output in analyses of the economic impacts of climate change. This article introduces weather data sets and climate models that are frequently used, discusses the most common mistakes economists make in using these products, and identifies ways to avoid these pitfalls. We first provide an introduction to weather data, including a summary of the types of data sets available, and then we discuss five common pitfalls that empirical researchers should be aware of when using historical weather data as explanatory variables in econometric applications. We then provide a brief overview of climate models and discuss two common and significant errors often made by economists when climate model output is used to simulate the future impacts of climate change on an economic outcome of interest.},
	language = {en},
	number = {2},
	urldate = {2017-11-21},
	journal = {Review of Environmental Economics and Policy},
	author = {Auffhammer, M. and Hsiang, S. M. and Schlenker, W. and Sobel, A.},
	month = jul,
	year = {2013},
	keywords = {KR, Untagged},
	pages = {181--198}
}

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