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Weather Derivatives as Risk Management Tool in Ecuador: A Case Study of Rice Production

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  • Vedenov, Dmitry V.
  • Sanchez, Leonardo
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    This paper analyzes efficiency of weather derivatives as insurance instruments for rice in Ecuador. Weather derivatives were constructed for each county/season combination. Complicated weather models were estimated for the index, and a copula approach was used to get the probability distributions. We find Risk-reducing efficiency varies across county and season.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas with number 98747.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:saea11:98747

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    Keywords: agricultural risk management; index insurance; weather derivatives; copula approach; rice production; Agribusiness; Crop Production/Industries; Risk and Uncertainty; Q14; Q59;

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    1. Marcel Fafchamps & Susan Lund, . "Risk Sharing Networks in Rural Philippines," Working Papers 97014, Stanford University, Department of Economics.
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