Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation 


Selected Journal Articles and Working Papers

Papers under review/preparation
  1. Namrata Kala, Pradeep Kurukulasuriya and Robert Mendelsohn (2011) The impact of climate change on agro-ecological zones: Evidence from Africa, Yale University Mimeo (PDF)
  2. Kurukulasuriya, P. and Mendelsohn, R. (2009) Adaptation and Climate Change Impacts: A Structural Ricardian Model of Irrigation and Farm Income in Africa, Yale University Mimeo (submitted to Environmental and Resource Economics) (PDF))
  3. Kurukulasuriya, P. and Mendelsohn, R. (2009) How will climate change shift Agro-Ecological Zones and impact African Agriculture,  World Bank Policy Research Working Papers Series, Washington
  4. Kurukulasuriya, P. and Mendelsohn, R. (2009) Adaptation and Climate Change Impacts: A Selection Model of Irrigation and Farm Income in Africa  (submitted to Journal of African Economies) (PDF)

 Published Papers

  1. Dinar, A., Blankespoor, B., Dinar, S., and Kurukulasuriya, P (2010)Does Precipitation and Runoff Variability Affect Treaty Cooperation between States Sharing International Bilateral Rivers? Ecological Economics 69 (2010) 2568–2581. (PDF not available for distribution. Contact Journal)

  2. Kurukulasuriya, P. and Mendelsohn, R. (2009) How will climate change shift Agro-Ecological Zones and impact African Agriculture,  World Bank Policy Research Working Papers Series, Washington

  3. Seo, N., Mendelsohn, R.,  Dinar, A.,  Kurukulasuriya, P. (2009) Adapting to Climate Change Mosaically: An Analysis of African Livestock Management byAgro-Ecological Zones, Berkley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, The Berkeley Electronic Press. (PDF)
  4. Kurukulasuriya, P., and Mendelsohn, R. (2008)  Crop switching as a strategy for adapting to climate change, African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 2, No. 1 (March), Pretoria. (PDF)
  5. Kurukulasuriya, P., and Mendelsohn, R. (2008) Endogenous irrigation : the impact of climate change on farmers in Africa, Policy Research Working Papers Series, World Bank (PDF)
  6. Seo, N., Mendelsohn, R., Kurukulasuriya, P., Dinar, A., Hassan, R. (2008) Differential adaptation strategies to climate change in African cropland by agro-ecological zones,  Policy Research Working Paper Series WPS 4600, World Bank (PDF) (published in Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 43(3), pages 313-332, July 2009.
  7. Seo, N., Mendelsohn, R., Kurukulasuriya, P., Dinar, A., Hassan, R. (2008)  An Analysis of Adaptation to Climate Change in African Livestock Management by Agro-Ecological Zones, Berkley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (PDF)   
  8. Seo, N., Mendelsohn, R., Dinar, A., Kurukulasuriya, P., Hassan, R. (2008) A Ricardian Analysis of the Distribution of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture across Agro-Ecological Zones in Africa, Environmental and Resource Economics (forthcoming)
  9. Seo, Niggol & Mendelsohn, Robert & Dinar, Ariel, Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep & Hassan, Rashid, 2008. "Long-term adaptation : selecting farm types across agro-ecological zones in Africa," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4602, The World Bank.
  10. Kurukulasuriya, P., and Mendelsohn, R. (2007) Crop Selection: Adapting to climate change in Africa, Policy Research Working Paper Series, World Bank (PDF
  11. Kurukulasuriya, P. and Mendelsohn, R. (2008) A Ricardian analysis of the impact of climate change on African cropland, African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 2, No. 1 (March 2008), Pretoria. (PDF)
  12. Maddison, David, Manley, M., Kurukulasuriya, P. (2007) The impact of climate change on African agriculture:A Ricardian Analysis, World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 2 No.1. Washington D.C (PDF)
  13. Kurukulasuriya, P. and M.I Ajwad (2007) Application of the Ricardian Technique to Estimate the Impact of Climate Change on Smallholder Farming in Sri Lanka, Climatic Change, Volume 81, Number 1 / March, 2007. (PDF) (Draft PDF)
  14.  Mendelsohn, R, Basist, A, Kurukulasuriya, P and A. Dinar (2007) Climate and Rural Income. Climatic Change, Volume 81, Number 1 / March, 2007. (PDF) (Draft PDF)
  15. Mendelsohn, R., Kurukulasuriya, P., Basist, A., Kogan, F. and C. Williams (2007)  Climate analysis with satellite versus weather station data, Climatic Change, Volume 81, Number 1 / March, 2007. (PDF) (Draft PDF)
  16. Mendelsohn, R., Basist,A., Dinar, A., Kurukulasuriya, P. and C. Williams. (2007) What explains agricultural performance: climate normals or climate variance? Climatic Change, Volume 81, Number 1 / March, 2007. (PDF) 
  17. Dinar, S., Dinar, A., Kurukulasuriya, P (2007) Scarperation : An empirical inquiry into the role of scarcity in fostering cooperation between international river riparians, Policy Research Working Paper, World Bank (PDF)
  18. Dinar, A., K. Kemper, W. Blomquist and P. Kurukulasuriya, Whitewater: Process and Performance
    of Decentralization Reform of River Basin Water Resource Management, Journal of
    Policy Modeling, 29(6):851-867, 2007.
  19. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Robert Mendelsohn, Rashid Hassan, James K A Benhin, Temesgen Deressa, Mbaye Diop, Helmy Mohamed Eid, K. Yerfi Fosu, Glwadys Gbetibouo, Suman Jain, Ali Mahamadou, Renneth Mano, Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Samia El-Marsafawy, Ernest Molua, Samiha Ouda, Mathieu Ouedraogo, Isidor Séne, David Maddison, S. Niggol Seo and Ariel Dinar  (2006) Will African Agriculture Survive Climate Change?, World Bank Economic Review, 2006, vol. 20, issue 3, pages 367-388 (PDF)
  20. Ajwad, Ishan and Kurukulasuriya, P (2002) Ethnic and gender wage disparities in Sri Lanka, Policy Research Working Paper, World Bank (PDF)