Ruth Vargas Hill

World Bank

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Washington, DC 20433

United States

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of the African Risk Capacity Facility

IFPRI Discussion Paper 01292
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 23 Oct 2013
Daniel Clarke and Ruth Vargas Hill
Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program, World Bank, and World Bank
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Africa south of Sahara, Africa, drought, natural disasters, risk management, sovereign risk pools

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Adoption of Weather-Index Insurance: Learning from Willingness to Pay Among a Panel of Households in Rural Ethiopia

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Apr 2011
Ruth Vargas Hill, John Hoddinott and Neha Kumar
World Bank, Cornell University, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Students and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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weather-index insurance, willingness-to-pay, risk aversion, Ethiopia

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Delayed Premium Payment, Insurance Adoption, and Household Investment in Rural China

IFPRI Discussion Paper 01306
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 03 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2019
Yanyan Liu, Kevin Chen and Ruth Vargas Hill
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and World Bank
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China, East Asia, Asia, agricultural insurance, liquidity, microinsurance, delayed premium payment, liquidity constraint

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Offering Rainfall Insurance to Informal Insurance Groups: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Dec 2012
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, World Bank, University of Oxford, University of Oxford and International Fool Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - CGIAR
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insurance, risk-sharing, Ethiopia

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Managing Risk with Insurance and Savings: Experimental Evidence for Male and Female Farm Managers in West Africa

IFPRI Discussion Paper 01426
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Apr 2015
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of California, Davis, World Bank and University of California, Davis
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risk, insurance, savings, gender

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Breaking the Norm: An Empirical Investigation into the Unraveling of Good Behavior

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2012
Ruth Vargas Hill, Eduardo Maruyama and Angelino Viceisza
World Bank, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and Spelman College
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trust, norms, artefactual field experiment, Peru.

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Managing Risk with Insurance and Savings: Experimental Evidence for Male and Female Farm Managers in the Sahel

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7176
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of California, Davis, World Bank and University of California, Davis
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Emerging Markets, Hazard Risk Management, Insurance & Risk Mitigation, Rural Poverty Reduction, Financial Intermediation

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With a Little Help: Shocks, Agricultural Income, and Welfare in Uganda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7935
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Jan 2017
Carolina Mejia-Mantilla and Ruth Vargas Hill
World Bank and World Bank
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Insuring against Droughts: Evidence on Agricultural Intensification and Index Insurance Demand from a Randomized Evaluation in Rural Bangladesh

IFPRI Discussion Paper No. 1630
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Bangladesh, South Asia, Asia, Agriculture, Investment, Risk Management, Insurance, Risk, Weather Hazards, Drought, Weather, Climate, Price Elasticities, Price Formation, Inputs, Farm Inputs, Fertilizers, Irrigation, Pesticides, Crops, Yields, Smallholders, Index Insurance, Risk and Uncertainty

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Vulnerability to Drought and Food Price Shocks: Evidence from Ethiopia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7920
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Dec 2016
Ruth Vargas Hill and Catherine Porter
World Bank and Lancaster University - Department of Economics
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Growth, Safety Nets and Poverty: Assessing Progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8380
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Mar 2018
Ruth Vargas Hill and Eyasu Tsehaye
World Bank and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
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Inequality, Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies, General Manufacturing, Textiles, Apparel & Leather Industry, Pulp & Paper Industry, Food & Beverage Industry, Common Carriers Industry, Construction Industry, Plastics & Rubber Industry, Food Security, Climate Change and Agriculture, Crops and Crop Management Systems, Educational Sciences

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Demand for Weather Hedges in India: An Empirical Exploration of Theoretical Predictions

IFPRI Discussion Paper No. 01280
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Aug 2013
Ruth Vargas Hill, Luis Miguel Robles and Francisco Ceballos
World Bank, World Bank Group and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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India, South Asia, Asia, index insurance Economic theory, expected utility, weather index insurance, Risk, randomized experiment

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Redistribution and Group Participation: Experimental Evidence from Africa and the UK

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8330
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Feb 2018
Marcel Fafchamps and Ruth Vargas Hill
Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and World Bank
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Redistribution and Group Participation: Comparative Experimental Evidence from Africa and the UK

NBER Working Paper No. w21127
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 May 2015
Marcel Fafchamps and Ruth Vargas Hill
Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and World Bank
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Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption Among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8627
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 30 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2018
World Bank, World Bank and Columbia University
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Demand for a Simple Weather Insurance Product in India: Theory and Evidence

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 98, Issue 4, pp. 1250-1270, 2016
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Apr 2020
Ruth Vargas Hill, Miguel Robles and Francisco Ceballos
World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Basis risk, expected utility theory, index insurance, India, intertemporal insurance demand, sustainable insurance

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Selling at the Farmgate or Traveling to Market

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 87, Issue 3, pp. 717-734, 2005
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 Apr 2020
Marcel Fafchamps and Ruth Vargas Hill
Stanford University and World Bank
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transaction costs, agricultural markets, Africa, self-control

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Investment and Abandonment Behavior of Rural Households: An Empirical Investigation

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 92, Issue 4, pp. 1065-1086, 2010
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Apr 2020
Ruth Vargas Hill
World Bank
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fixed costs, models of friction, investment, shocks, uncertainty

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Selling at the Farmgate or Traveling to Market

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 717-734, August 2005
Posted: 20 Dec 2005
Marcel Fafchamps and Ruth Vargas Hill
Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and World Bank

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transaction costs, agricultural markets, Africa, self-control