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Willingness to Pay for a Potential Insurance Policy: Case Study of Trout Aquaculture

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  • Shaik, Saleem
  • Coble, Keith H.
  • Hudson, Darren
  • Miller, James C.
  • Hanson, Terrill R.
  • Sempier, Stephen H.

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Using trout producer survey data and the contingent valuation method, we estimate willing-ness to pay for a potential insurance policy. The survey was conducted in 2005 across the United States; 268 producers completed the survey instrument, resulting in a response rate of 81 percent. Design of the contingent valuation method takes into account two coverage levels and four premium rates. Using standard willingness-to-pay techniques, we assess the premium rate that producers with varying practices and regions are willing to pay for two different cov-erage levels of insurance. In general, trout producers appear willing to pay premium rates of 2 to 11 percent for these coverage levels.

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Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 37 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:arerjl:44737

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Keywords: willingness to pay; subjective elicitation and survey data; aquaculture trout insurance; Livestock Production/Industries; Risk and Uncertainty;

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  1. Heenkenda, Shirantha, 2011. "Prospective Demand for an Index-Based Microinsurance in Sri Lanka," MPRA Paper 54420, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jul 2011.
  2. Rong Kong & Calum G. Turvey & Guangwen He & Jiujie Ma & Patrick Meagher, 2011. "Factors influencing Shaanxi and Gansu farmers' willingness to purchase weather insurance," China Agricultural Economic Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 3(4), pages 423-440, November.

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