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An Internet-Based Tool for Weather Risk Management

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  • Turvey, Calum G.
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This paper introduces a web-based computer program designed to evaluate weather risk management 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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  • Turvey, Calum G. & Norton, Michael, 2008. "An Internet-Based Tool for Weather Risk Management," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 37(1), pages 63-78, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:agrerw:v:37:y:2008:i:01:p:63-78_00
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