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Weather Derivatives And Specific Event Risk

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  • Turvey, Calum G.

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This paper investigates the relationship between weather events and agricultural risks. Specific event risks are defined by outcomes related to a specific event such as low temperature and rainfall. Using Ontario data this paper describes specific events and shows how these specific events can be insured using weather derivatives and insurance.

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  • Turvey, Calum G., 1999. "Weather Derivatives And Specific Event Risk," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21550, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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