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Livestock Revenue Insurance

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  • Hart, Chad E.
  • Babcock, Bruce A.
  • Hayes, Dermot J.

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(Revised) This paper outlines several possible structures for livestock revenue insurance. The policies take the form of an exotic option--an Asian basket option. The actuarially fair premiums for these policies are equal to the prices of the options they represent. Due to the complexity of pricing Asian basket options, we have combined two techniques for pricing options to reach the actuarially fair premiums. Projected premiums, producer welfare, and program efficiency are evaluated for the insurance products and existing market tools. Using efficiency ratios and certainty equivalent returns, we compare the insurance policies to strategies involving existing futures and options.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 1932.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2001
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Futures Markets, June 2001, vol. 21 no. 6, pp. 553-580
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:1932

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  1. Bozic, Marin & Newton, John & Thraen, Cameron S. & Gould, Brian W., 2012. "Livestock Gross Margin Insurance for Dairy: Designing Margin Insurance Contracts to Account for Tail Dependence Risk," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124718, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Paulson, Nicholas D. & Hart, Chad E. & Hayes, Dermot J., 2010. "A Spatial Bayesian Approach to Weather Derivatives," Staff General Research Papers 31339, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  3. Shao, Renyuan & Roe, Brian E., 2002. "The Design And Pricing Of Fixed And Moving Window Contracts: An Application Of Asian-Basket Option Pricing Methods To The Hog Finishing Sector," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19823, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  4. Belasco, Eric J., 2008. "The Role of Price Risk Management in Mitigating Fed Cattle Profit Exposure," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 33(3), December.
  5. Chad E. Hart & Dermot J. Hayes & Bruce A. Babcock, 2003. "Insuring Eggs in Baskets," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 03-wp339, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  6. Paulson, Nicholas D. & Babcock, Bruce A. & Hart, Chad E. & Hayes, Dermot J., 2008. "An Insurance Approach to Risk Management in the Ethanol Industry," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 37(1), April.
  7. Wong, Kit Pong, 2012. "Production and insurance under regret aversion," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 1154-1160.
  8. Zaman, Nadeem Uz & Marri, Sohrab Khan, 2011. "Determinants of increased real prices of livestock in Balochistan," MPRA Paper 32608, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  9. Hau, Arthur, 2006. "Production under uncertainty with insurance or hedging," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 347-359, April.
  10. Turvey, Calum G., 2003. "Conceptual Issues In Livestock Insurance," Working Papers 18171, Rutgers University, Food Policy Institute.
  11. Tack, Jesse, 2013. "A Nested Test for Common Yield Distributions with Applications to U.S. Corn," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 38(1), April.

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