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Self-Insurance And The Utility Of Standard Risk Management Contracts

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  • Makki, Shiva S.
  • Miranda, Mario J.

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This paper analyzes the potential trade offs and complementarities that exist between intra-year strategies employing annual price and yield risk contracts and inter-year self-insurance strategies involving intertemporal consumption substitution and borrowing, and examines whether standard crop insurance contracts can be made more useful to farmers if offered with a multiple-year horizon.

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  • Makki, Shiva S. & Miranda, Mario J., 1998. "Self-Insurance And The Utility Of Standard Risk Management Contracts," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20975, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea98:20975
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.20975
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