David Letson

David Letson

Professor Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society

University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

S Gros 125D

Tel: 305.421.4083

economics of climate variations and extreme weather

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, A. St. Juliana, J. Clements, D. Letson. 2014. The Caribbean Agrometeorological Initiative: An Evaluation of Climate Services. Report for the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University. Online:

Solís, D., L. Perruso, J. del Corral, B. Stoffle & D. Letson. 2013. Measuring the initial economic effects of hurricanes on commercial fish production: US Gulf of Mexico grouper (Serranidae) fishery. Natural Hazards 66: 271-89. Online:

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

Solís, D., M. Thomas & D. Letson. 2010. An empirical evaluation of household hurricane evacuation choice. Journal of Development & Agricultural Economics 2(3): 188-96. Online:

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

Letson, D.; C.E. Laciano; F.E. Bert; E.U. Weber; R.W. Katz; X.I. Gonzalez; & G.P. Podestá. 2009. Value of Perfect ENSO Phase Predictions for Agriculture: Evaluating the Impact of Land Tenure and Decision Objectives. Climatic Change 97(1-2): 145-70. Online:

Letson, D.; D. Sutter & J. Lazo. 2007. The Economic Value of Hurricane Forecasts. Natural Hazards Review 8(3):78-86. Online:

Shivlani, M.P.; D. Letson & M. Theis. 2003. Visitor Preferences for Public Beach Amenities and Beach Restoration in South Florida. Coastal Management 31(4): 367-85. Online:

Letson, D. and J.W. Milon, eds. 2002. Florida’s Coastal Environmental Resources: A Guide to Economic Valuation and Impact Analysis. Washington, DC: NOAA/Office of Policy and Strategic Planning. 240 pp. Online:


Cabrera, V.E., Hildebrand, P.E., Jones, J.W., Letson, D., and de Vries, A. 2006. An integrated simulation model to reduce environmental impacts under seasonal variability. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 113: 82-97. Online:

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