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Revenue Crop Insurance Demand

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  • Shaik, Saleem
  • Coble, Keith H.
  • Knight, Thomas O.

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A two-stage simultaneous equation is utilized to model the choice of whether to purchase insurance and the choice of whether to purchase yield or revenue insurance using subjectively elicited survey data. Our results show an elasticity of demand for crop insurance that remains largely unchanged from earlier estimates (-0.40), but the elasticity for choices between yield and revenue insurance is found to be relatively more elastic (-0.76). Finally the link between adverse selection and the demand for insurance is examined.

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  • Shaik, Saleem & Coble, Keith H. & Knight, Thomas O., 2005. "Revenue Crop Insurance Demand," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19319, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. Shaik, Saleem & Coble, Keith H. & Hudson, Darren & Miller, James C. & Hanson, Terrill R. & Sempier, Stephen H., 2008. "Willingness to Pay for a Potential Insurance Policy: Case Study of Trout Aquaculture," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 37(01), pages 41-50, April.
    2. Ginder, Matthew G. & Spaulding, Aslihan D., 2006. "Factors Affecting Crop Insurance Purchase Decisions in Northern Illinois," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21073, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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