Thurs., May 23, 2024: Staff Seminar “Unveiling the Dynamics of Climate Change Effects on US Corn Yields: A Novel Approach for Measuring Adaptation” (online) [finished]

We regularly hold Staff Seminars for research presentations and information exchanges among AGI Researchers.

*This seminar will be online and free of charge.

*Please refer to the following for details.

Date and Time

Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
*A question-and-answer session is scheduled at the end of the presentation.


Dr. Yi-Chun KO, Assistant Professor, AGI


Unveiling the Dynamics of Climate Change Effects on US Corn Yields: A Novel Approach for Measuring Adaptation


This study employs a unique approach to assess the effects of climate change on US corn yields, emphasizing short-term and long-term impacts while quantifying adaptation. Leveraging a comprehensive dataset encompassing corn production and weather data, we challenge conventional assumptions by introducing time and county-varying coefficients that reveal the dynamic nature of adaptation. Our findings indicate that past temperatures significantly shape farmers’ expectations, influencing their adaptive strategies. Specifically, we identify a negative impact of hot temperatures, which diminishes in the presence of higher past temperatures, reflecting adaptation. We simulate the effects of a 2°C temperature increase, uncovering substantial short-term negative impacts that attenuate over the long term. Our research not only advances understanding of climate change adaptation in agriculture but offers valuable insights for policymakers addressing climate challenges in the agricultural sector.


English presentation and material(s)

To Participate

1. Online Registration

2. E-mail Registration
Please send us an e-mail at with your name, affiliation and phone number clearly stated.

We will send you a Zoom link for participation via e-mail by the day before the seminar.

Registration Deadline

Wednesday, May 22 at 12:00 pm


Staff Seminar on May 23 [in PDF format]

How to Participate Online