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An Examination Of Different Types Of Adverse Selection In Federal Crop Insurance

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  • Shaik, Saleem
  • Atwood, Joseph A.

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Different types of adverse selection-type of insurance product, type of unit, type of coverage and number of actual yields reported in Federal crop insurance is examined utilizing binomial and ordered logit discrete choice models for all U.S. cotton producers, 1997-2000. The associated costs of adverse selection in U.S. cotton range from $32 Million to $359 Million for the four-year period.

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  • Shaik, Saleem & Atwood, Joseph A., 2002. "An Examination Of Different Types Of Adverse Selection In Federal Crop Insurance," 2002 Annual Meeting, July 28-31, 2002, Long Beach, California 36649, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
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