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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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Converting Tail-VaR to VaR: An Econometric Study

Christian Gourieroux, Wei Liu and Gourieroux Liu.

in Journal of Financial Econometrics

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Insurance; International Finance. 6942 words.

This paper studies the link between two popular measures of risk, that are the Value-at-Risk (VaR) and the Tail-VaR (TVaR). We study how the TVaR and VaR are related through their risk...

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Extreme weather and demand for index insurance in rural India

Benedikte Bjerge and Neda Trifkovic.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

July 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Design of Experiments; Insurance; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 12252 words.


Index insurance appeared recently in developing countries with the expectation to improve agricultural output and living standards in general. We...

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Government Insurance Program Design, Incentive Effects, and Technology Adoption: The Case of Skip-Row Crop Insurance

Joshua D. Woodard, Alexander D. Pavlista, Gary D. Schnitkey, Paul A. Burgener and Kimberley A. Ward.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Agricultural Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Insurance. 8574 words.

Can the availability of poorly-designed government insurance alter technology adoption decisions? A theoretical model of technology adoption and insurance incentive effects for a high- and...

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Revisiting the Risk-Neutral Approach to Optimal Policyholder Behavior: A Study of Withdrawal Guarantees in Variable Annuities

Thorsten Moenig and Daniel Bauer.

in Review of Finance

March 2016; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Insurance; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling. 15217 words.

Policyholder exercise behavior presents an important risk factor for pricing Variable Annuities. However, approaches presented in the literature—building on value-maximizing strategies akin...

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