The Role of Technology in Adaptation

Authored by: John M. Callaway

Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

Print publication date:  January  2014
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415633116
eBook ISBN: 9780203095201
Adobe ISBN: 9781136212123

10.4324/9780203095201.ch20

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Abstract

The term “technology” has many definitions, ranging widely from “knowledge” in general to “applied knowledge” to narrow economic definitions that focus on the processes that transform inputs into outputs. Other definitions also focus on the characteristics of inputs that lead to greater technical efficiency, or exclude processes entirely.

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