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Risk Perceptions and Risk Management Strategies in French Oyster Farming


  • Patrice Guillotreau

    (LEMNA - Laboratoire d'économie et de management de Nantes Atlantique - UN - Université de Nantes)

  • Véronique Le Bihan

    () (LEMNA - Laboratoire d'économie et de management de Nantes Atlantique - UN - Université de Nantes)

  • Sophie Pardo

    (LEMNA - Laboratoire d'économie et de management de Nantes Atlantique - UN - Université de Nantes)


The article analyses risk perception in shellfish farming as well as farmers' willingness to rely on coverage mechanisms. Factor and econometric analyses (logit and ordered multinomial logit models) have shown that a number of socio-economic factors specific to farmers and their businesses contribute to defining their degree of risk perception and reliance on management tools. Beyond the conventional self-protective mechanisms, the study will focus on farmers' willingness to rely on risk-transfer mechanisms that the market has so far failed to provide.

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  • Patrice Guillotreau & Véronique Le Bihan & Sophie Pardo, 2010. "Risk Perceptions and Risk Management Strategies in French Oyster Farming," Working Papers hal-00547701, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:hal-00547701
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    1. Lopez Ramon, 1994. "The Environment as a Factor of Production: The Effects of Economic Growth and Trade Liberalization," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 163-184, September.
    2. Véronique Le Bihan & Sophie Pardo, 2010. "Les limites de la couverture des risques en aquaculture : le cas des conchyliculteurs en France," Working Papers hal-00527115, HAL.
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    Shellfish farmers; risk perception; logit and ordered multinomial logit models; factor analyses; coverage instruments;

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