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ON CHOOSING A BASE COVERAGE LEVEL FOR MULTIPLE PERIL CROP INSURANCE CONTRACTS

Alan Ker () and Keith Coble ()

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1998, vol. 23, issue 2, 18

Abstract: For multiple peril crop insurance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency estimates the premium rate for a base coverage level and then uses multiplicative adjustment factors to recover rates at other coverage levels. Given this methodology, accurate estimation of the base coverage level from 65% to 50%. The purpose of this analysis was to provide some insight into whether such a change should or should not be carried out. Not surprisingly, our findings indicate that the higher coverage level should be maintained as the base.

Keywords: Risk; and; Uncertainty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1998
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.31189

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