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Crop Revenue and Yield Insurance Demand: A Subjective Probability Approach

  • Shaik, Saleem
  • Coble, Keith H.
  • Knight, Thomas O.
  • Baquet, Alan E.
  • Patrick, George F.

A multinomial logit is utilized to model the choice of whether to purchase yield or revenue insurance using subjectively elicited survey data. Our results indicate that the demand for crop insurance is inelastic (-0.40), consistent with most earlier yield elasticity estimates, but the elasticity for choices between yield and revenue insurance is found to be relatively more elastic (-0.88).

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Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 40 (2008)
Issue (Month): 03 (December)

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Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:47256
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  1. Norris, Patricia E. & Kramer, Randall A., 1990. "The Elicitation of Subjective Probabilities with Applications in Agricultural Economics," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 58, December.
  2. Serra, Teresa & Goodwin, Barry K. & Featherstone, Allen M., 2003. "Modeling Changes In The U.S. Demand For Crop Insurance During The 1990s," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 22019, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  3. Joseph W. Glauber, 2004. "Crop Insurance Reconsidered," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 86(5), pages 1179-1195.
  4. Shaik, Saleem & Atwood, Joseph A., 2003. "Demand for Optional Units in Crop Insurance," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 21890, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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