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Nonparametric Estimation of Crop Yield Distributions: Implications for Rating Group-Risk Crop Insurance Contracts

Barry K. Goodwin and Alan P. Ker

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Published on behalf of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Volume 80, issue 1, pages 139-153
Published in print February 1998 | ISSN: 0002-9092
Published online February 1998 | e-ISSN: 1467-8276 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3180276
Nonparametric Estimation of Crop Yield Distributions: Implications for Rating Group-Risk Crop Insurance Contracts

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We use nonparametric density estimation procedures to evaluate county-level crop yield distributions. Implications for rating area-yield crop insurance contracts are discussed. The procedures developed are used to measure yield risk and calculate insurance premium rates for wheat and barley in the 1995–96 Group Risk Program.

Keywords: crop insurance; nonparametric density estimation; yield distributions; G220; Q140

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Subjects: Agricultural Economics ; Insurance

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