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

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

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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Volume (Year): 37 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
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