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Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints

Dean Karlan, Robert Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto and Christopher Udry.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Design of Experiments; Production and Organizations; Agricultural Economics; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Insurance. 19024 words.

The investment decisions of small-scale farmers in developing countries are conditioned by their financial environment. Binding credit market constraints and incomplete insurance can limit...

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A Chat about Insurance: Experimental Results from Rural Bangladesh

Daniel Clarke, Francesca de Nicola, Ruth Vargas Hill, Neha Kumar and Parendi Mehta.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development; Insurance. 10252 words.

Farmers throughout the developing world face multiple sources of uninsured risk to agricultural production and household assets. In this paper, we present results from an experimental...

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Index Insurance for Developing Countries

Mario J. Miranda and Katie Farrin.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Insurance; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 16910 words.

Unlike conventional insurance, which indemnifies policyholders for verifiable production losses arising from multiple perils, index insurance indemnifies policyholders based on the observed...

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Institutional Investors and Long-Term Investment: Evidence from Chile

Luis Opazo, Claudio Raddatz and Sergio L. Schmukler.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Economics; Economic Development; Insurance. 18099 words.

Developing countries are trying to develop long-term financial markets and institutional investors are expected to play a key role. This paper uses unique evidence on the universe of...

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Patterns of Rainfall Insurance Participation in Rural India

Xavier Giné, Robert Townsend and James Vickery.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2008; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Financial Institutions and Services; Insurance. 10713 words.

Take-up of an innovative rainfall insurance policy offered to smallholder farmers in rural India decreases with basis risk between insurance payouts and income fluctuations, increases with...

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Statistical Analysis of Rainfall Insurance Payouts in Southern India

Xavier Giné, Robert Townsend and James Vickery.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development; Insurance. 4077 words.

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Using Weather Index Insurance to Improve Drought Response for Famine Prevention

Sommarat Chantarat, Christopher B. Barrett, Andrew G. Mude and Calum G. Turvey.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics; Insurance; International Finance. 4157 words.

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Weather Index Insurance for Agriculture and Rural Areas in Lower-Income Countries

Barry J. Barnett and Olivier Mahul.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Environmental Economics; Law and Economics; Agricultural Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Insurance. 3795 words.

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