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Investigating Demand for Weather Index Insurance: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia

Michael T. Norton, Eric Holthaus, Malgosia Madajewicz, Daniel E. Osgood, Nicole Peterson, Mengesha Gebremichael, Conner Mullally () and TseLing Teh

No 104022, 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Abstract: There is much interest in weather index insurance as a poverty‐mitigating tool, but concerns persist about potential demand for the product among the poorest of the poor. This paper relates the experiences in rural areas of Tigray region, Ethiopia through both commercial sign‐up data and a series of experimental games conducted to test demand for weather index insurance. Demand was observed to be considerable in both.

Keywords: Risk; and; Uncertainty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16
Date: 2011
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.104022

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