Nonparametric Estimation of Crop Yield Distributions: Implications for Rating Group‐Risk Crop Insurance Contracts

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Barry K. Goodwin

North Carolina State University

Alan P. Ker

University of Arizona - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Date Written: February 1998

Abstract

We use nonparametric density estimation procedures to evaluate county‐level crop yield distributions. Implications for rating area‐yield crop insurance contracts are discussed. The procedures developed are used to measure yield risk and calculate insurance premium rates for wheat and barley in the 1995–96 Group Risk Program.

Keywords: crop insurance, nonparametric density estimation, yield distributions, G220, Q140

Suggested Citation

Goodwin, Barry K. and Ker, Alan P., Nonparametric Estimation of Crop Yield Distributions: Implications for Rating Group‐Risk Crop Insurance Contracts (February 1998). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 80, Issue 1, pp. 139-153, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3567263 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3180276

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