The Demand for Crop Insurance Combined Approaches for France and Italy

32 Pages Posted: 12 May 2011

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Fabian Capitanio

University of Naples Federico II

Geoffroy Enjolras

University of Angers - Centre de Recherches Appliquées à la Gestion (CERAG); University of Grenoble - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises Grenoble (IAE Grenoble)

Felice Adinolfi

University of Bologna

Date Written: May 1, 2011

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to understand which factors affect crop insurance decision in France and in Italy. These neighbor countries are characterized by a changing insurance system from a public fund to private policies highly subsidized. Despite the stakes related to crop insurance – CAP reform, size of the market, implication of the governments, few studies have been drawn on this topic. The literature in finance and in agricultural economics allows to build a two-stage empirical model which computes the elasticities of demand for crop insurance and to define its key determinants. France and Italy present similar insurance systems in terms of products and of ability to indemnify. However, the sensitivity of the farmers to insurance is most contrasted across the Alps. This leads to a discussion about the creation of an insurance market at the European scale.

Suggested Citation

Capitanio, Fabian and Enjolras, Geoffroy and Adinolfi, Felice, The Demand for Crop Insurance Combined Approaches for France and Italy (May 1, 2011). International Conference of the French Finance Association (AFFI), May 11-13, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1836798 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1836798

Fabian Capitanio (Contact Author)

University of Naples Federico II ( email )

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Geoffroy Enjolras

University of Angers - Centre de Recherches Appliquées à la Gestion (CERAG) ( email )

GRENOBLE, 38000
France

University of Grenoble - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises Grenoble (IAE Grenoble) ( email )

Grenoble
France

Felice Adinolfi

University of Bologna ( email )

Piazza Scaravilli 2
Bologna, 40100
Italy

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