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David Letson

University of Miami


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David Letson, "Climate Change and Food Security: Florida’s Agriculture in the Coming Decades" In World Agricultural Resources and Food Security. Online: 18 Jul 2017; 85-102.

G. Anderson, J. Clements, G. Fleming, T. Frei, H. Kootval, D. Kull, J. Lazo, D. Letson, B. Mills, A. Perrels, D. Rogers, C. Vaughan and J. Zillman. 2015. Valuing Weather and Climate: Economic Assessment of Meteorological and Hydrological Services. World Meteorological Association Report #1153. Online:

J. Vogel, D. Letson, C. Herrick. 2017. “A framework for climate services evaluation and its application to the Caribbean Agrometeorological Initiative” Climate Services 6: 65-76.

Solís, D., L. Perruso, J. del Corral, B. Stoffle and D. Letson. “Measuring the Initial Economic Effects of Hurricanes on Commercial Fish Production: The US Gulf of Mexico Grouper (Serranidae) Fishery”. Natural Hazards 66 (2): 271-289.

Kelly, D.L.; D. Letson; F. Nelson; D.S. Nolan and D. Solís 2012. Evolution of Subjective Hurricane Risk Perceptions: A Bayesian Approach. Journal of Economic Organization and Behavior  81(2): 644-63.

Solís, D., M. Thomas and D. Letson. 2010. An empirical evaluation of the determinants of household hurricane evacuation choice.Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 2(3): 188-196.

Carter, D.W. and D. Letson. 2009. Structural Vector Error Correction Modeling of Integrated Sportfishery Data. Marine Resource Economics 24(1):19-41.

Letson, D.; C.E. Laciano; F.E. Bert; E.U. Weber; R.W. Katz; X.I. Gonzalez; and G.P. Podestá. 2009. Value of Perfect ENSO Phase Predictions for Agriculture: Evaluating the Impact of Land Tenure and Decision Objectives. Climatic Change 97: 145-170.

Letson, D. 2008. Oceans and Human Health: Human Dimensions. Ch. 5, pp. 91-98 in: Oceans and Human Health: Risks and Remedies from the Sea, P.J. Walsh, S.L. Smith, L.E. Fleming, H. Solo-Gabriele and W.H. Gerwick, eds. Elsevier.

Letson, D.; D. Sutter and J. Lazo. 2007. The Economic Value of Hurricane Forecasts:  An Overview and Research Needs. Natural Hazards Review 8(3): 78-86.

Letson, D., G.P. Podestá, C.D. Messina and R.A. Ferreyra. 2005. The Uncertain Value of Perfect ENSO Phase Forecasts. Climatic Change 69(2-3): 163-96.

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