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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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Impact of Third-party Contract Enforcement in Agricultural Markets—A Field Experiment in Vietnam

Christoph Saenger, Maximo Torero and Matin Qaim.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Design of Experiments; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 10750 words.

We study the effect of alleviating the information asymmetry regarding product quality that is widespread in contracts between agricultural producers and buyers in developing countries....

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Index Insurance Quality and Basis Risk: Evidence from Northern Kenya

Nathaniel D. Jensen, Christopher B. Barrett and Andrew G. Mude.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 10573 words.

The number of index insurance pilots in developing countries has grown tremendously in recent years, but there has been little progress in our understanding of the quality of those...

Land Tenure, Investment Incentives, and the Choice of Techniques: Evidence from Nicaragua

Oriana Bandiera.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Production and Organizations; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 8492 words.

The choice of cultivation techniques is a key determinant of agricultural productivity and has important consequences for income growth and poverty reduction in developing countries....

Regional Variation in Risk and Time Preferences: Evidence from a Large-scale Field Experiment in Rural Uganda

Yuki Tanaka and Alistair Munro.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 11608 words.

Experiments measuring risk and time preferences in developing countries have tended to have relatively small samples and geographically concentrated sampling. This large-scale field...

The Welfare Impacts of Commodity Price Volatility: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

Marc F. Bellemare, Christopher B. Barrett and David R. Just.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 12106 words.

How does commodity price volatility affect the welfare of rural households in developing countries, for whom hedging and consumption smoothing are often difficult? When governments choose...

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