2014-04-15Buch DOI: 10.18452/4512
Is there a demand formulti-year cropinsurance?
In this paper we adapt a dynamic discrete choice model to examine the aggregated demand for single- and multi-year crop insurance contracts. We show that in a competitive insurance market with heterogeneous risk averse farmers, there is simultaneous demand for both insurance contracts. Moreover, the introduction of multi-year contracts enhances the market penetration of insurance products. Using U.S. corn yield data, we empirically assess the potential of multi-year crop insurance.
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