The effects of Rising Temperatures on Migration in Indonesia
Tesis, Magíster en Economía, IE-PUC, 2018
Abstract: This study aims to present the impact of climate change, as proxied by increased temperatures, on migration, through its adverse effects on agriculture, in Indonesia, a developing country. Using a micro-level approach, we find that there is indeed an effect of rising temperatures on migration for the farmers, but not on the urbanization rates. We conclude that the farmers tend to leave their farm with higher temperatures, but do not necessarily go to urban areas, challenging the recent literature on the subject.