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An Internet-Based Tool for Weather Risk Management

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  • Turvey, Calum G.
  • Norton, Michael T.
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    This paper introduces a web-based computer program designed to evaluate weather risk man-agement and weather insurance in the United States. The paper outlines the economics of weather risk in terms of agricultural production and household well-being; defines weather risk in terms of intensity, duration, and frequency; and illustrates the computer program use by comparing heat and precipitation risks at Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Ithaca, New York.

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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:44739

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    Keywords: weather insurance; heat insurance; precipitation insurance; crop insurance; weather derivatives; Risk and Uncertainty;

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